Pride has been a problem since the beginning of time. It was the sin that caused Satan to fall. It seems more and more people are talking about pride in a positive way…. pride in where they’re from, pride in the color of their skin, pride in their feelings and who they feel them for……but pride is not positive. It is a sin. In Proverbs 6:16-19, there are several sins discussed that the scripture says the Lord hates and that are abominations to him. Pride is in that list.
The Bible talks a lot about pride and humility. Romans 12:16 says, “Live in harmony with one another. Do NOT be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do NOT be conceited.” If you think that you’re better than someone who is different from you in some way then you are thinking in direct opposition to the word of God. God is the creator of all and he loves us all, even those who think or look or act differently than us. None of us deserve his love and grace and mercy but he gives it to us anyway. The only thing good in any of us is of Him, not of ourselves. We have nothing to boast about.
If we desire our country to turn back to God then we need to do what we have been told to do in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” It takes humility.