Making Life Work #23

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This entry is part 23 of 24 in the series Making Life Work

Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

We all know that too much pride is a bad thing. And we all know that humility is a virtue. But what are you supposed to do about pride when you are really good at something? Having talented children is a source of great joy, but having talented children who display humility is really special.

So what do you do about this question of humility? Do you fake it and pretend? Is there a good pride—a proper kind of pride that causes us to shine our shoes, comb our hair, and wear clothes that match?

In the Book of Proverbs we find a lot of help dealing with the problem of pride and humility and in making life work. Take, for example, Proverbs 13:10.

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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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