The funeral of all your sorrows!
master-scar of the soul
(Brooks, "A Word in
Season to Suffering Saints")
"I hate pride and arrogance!" Proverbs 8:13
Take heed of pride and haughtiness of spirit. Pride
is the great master-scar of the soul;
it will bud
and blossom—it cannot be hidden. Pride is the
leprosy of the soul, which breaks forth in the
very forehead! Pride is . . .
the sum of all vileness,
a sea of sin,
a mother sin, a breeding sin—
a sin which has all sorts of sin in its womb!
In pride, all vices are wrapped
up together in a bundle!
"The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of
this: They will not go unpunished!" Proverbs 16:5
God will have nothing to do with proud people.
He won't come near such loathsome lepers!
Therefore as ever you would enjoy God's presence,
arm yourself against pride,
watch against pride, and
pray hard against pride!