If Mr. Pride gets a wound in the head

(Letters of J. C. Philpot)

"Some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry.
 But others preach about Christ with pure motives."
     Philip. 1:15

I hope I can rejoice in the Lord's blessing the labors
of other good men. It is indeed a sad spirit when
ministers are jealous of each other
, and would
rather cavil and find fault with each other, instead
of desiring that the blessing of God might rest
upon them and their labors. Oh that miserable
spirit of detraction and envy, which would gladly
pull others down, that we might stand as it were,
a little higher upon their bodies! Where is there any . . .
  true humility of mind,
  simplicity of spirit,
  brotherly love, or
  an eye to God's glory,
when this wretched spirit is indulged?

If Mr. Pride gets a wound in the head, it will
not be the worse for the grace of humility.