By Pride Comes Nothing but Strife

Proverbs 13:10  

By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom.

Arrogance and inward, selfish pride are detrimental to relationships. On the other hand, the willingness to seek good advice shows wisdom and humility and produces good fruit.

Matthew Henry explains: “Pride makes men impatient of contradiction, impatient of competition, impatient of contempt, or anything that looks like a slight, and hence arise quarrels among relations and neighbours, quarrels in states and kingdoms, in churches and Christian societies. Men will not forgive, because they are proud. Those that are humble and peaceable will ask and take advice … to preserve quietness and prevent quarrels.”

For an example of pride and humility, see “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector.”

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