5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, (1 Peter 5:5-6, ESV)
We are taught to have pride in ourselves, our unit and our country. There’s nothing wrong with that until it’s coupled with the arrogance of individualism. “I am a self-made man.” “I make this unit what it is.” “This country is indebted to me.” These statements fail to acknowledge the people that helped us get where we are. It’s always a team effort. Think about it.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the people you’ve placed in my life to make me who I am.