Pride comes before the fall. It is by the influence of the Spirit that makes us fruitful. It is the roots planted in good soil and God’s goodness that makes us fruitful. Don’t be fooled that it is because you are so good or that you can do it on your own that you are making it. Remember that it is because of the love and grace of God that you are able to succeed and prosper. What can we actually do that would we could be proud of? Didn’t God give us that too? Every good and perfect gift come from God. The more we have the more we owe to God and are people proud when they are in debt? So rather rejoice in the Lord always. It is by grace that we have been saved through faith in Jesus. Nobody has the right to boast, because it was by His sacrifice that we have been reconciled back to God. Are you proud of what you have? Don’t you realize the Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it? That means we are to be stewards of what God has given us.
So wherever you are today, stick close to Jesus and allow His grace to be enough in the good and through the challenges so that with every thought, word, and action, God will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.