Who am I?
I am so powerful yet I am so sly
I play you like a fool so you hold your high.
Through me you despise others looking at them down your nose
Through me you speak ill about and make fun of their clothes.
I am the force who makes you sit still and falter
When the Spirit of God bids you come to the altar.
I subtly whisper “you’re always right”
So you ignore all advice to my utter delight.
I urge “don’t say sorry”, “don’t apologize”
And you foolishly listen to your demise.
Hey hide all your problems keep them safe and sound
That’s how I know you’ll definitely remain bound.
Rely on yourself you don’t need help to do it
Ha! – Now you’re flat on your face, wow you’re so stupid!
You hearken to me at my every call and beck
Good! – That empowers me to keep my foot on your neck
Okay, I’ll reveal myself no longer will I hide
I’m a stronghold in your life my name is pride.
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Proverbs 16:18 (NIV)
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
James 4:6 (NIV)
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Luke 14:11 (NIV)
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
James 4:10 (NIV)
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