Proverbs 29: 23
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Pride is one of the seven things that our Lord hates and should be something we detest as well! Heart conditions are always the most challenging and rewarding issues in training our children. We must be on guard of 'false humility', prideful looks, tones of the voice, resistance to authority, disrespectful behavior (even done in a joking manner), and lack of care and concern for those that are younger, weaker or less able than one's self. Look for these subtle signs of pride in the heart. Take time to pray with, explain and train your child in why they need to keep their heart from pride with all diligence. Be patient and give this matter much prayer. As mothers, we know that much of the victory we see in our homes is a reflection of our time in prayer for our family. The one thing you never want to do is grow weary of well doing. For in due season we will reap a beautiful and bountiful harvest!
There is such a great Spiritual importance in teaching our children to resist the sin of pride. May we each diligently and delicately train up our children in the ways of the Lord!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood
Resources we use in our home for training in this matter and others:
For Instruction in Righteousness (offered by Doorposts)
Proverbs for Parenting