Week 50


Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18

After my grandfather died, we inherited his tools and machine parts he used for drilling tube wells. I decided to sell those as we had no need for them. Someone looked at the items and bargained. At that time, I had some money. I snapped at him, “If you want to buy it, buy it. If you don’t want to buy  it, don’t buy it. I don’t care.” He answered pleasantly, “I can’t afford those right now so I will just leave.”  My vanity was a serious handicap to me in minding my manners and showing respect to others.  Later, I found out that that man is a chief engineer in a high position.  After one year, the tools and machine parts became rusty. I remembered this man and called him. He again talked to me nicely and told me he would come over. This time I was respectful after learning my lesson. The sale went through. The devices did not become useless. My house also got cleaner and more spacious. Whenever I think of that occasion, I feel ashamed of my vanity.  My heart was haughty with the little money I had. My vanity led me to fall, but God was there to catch me and allow me to learn from my mistake.  

Dear God, please give me a heart like Yours. May the fruit of the Spirit come alive in me!

In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.