God Blesses the Humble

What is the danger of pride?

God blesses the humble spirit. James 4:6, "But He gives us more grace. That is why scripture says: God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble (NIV)." May God help us to keep a humble attitude in all that we do and say.


The lion was proud of his mastery of the animal kingdom. One day, he decided to make sure all the other animals knew he was the king of the jungle. He was so confident that he bypassed smaller animals and went straight to the bear. "Who's the king of the jungle?" the lion asked. The bear replied, "Why you are, of course." The lion gave a mighty roar of approval. Next he asked the tiger, "Who is the king of the jungle?" The tiger quickly responded, "Everyone knows that you are, oh mighty lion." Next on the list was the elephant. The lion faced the elephant and addressed his question: "Who is the king of the jungle?" The elephant immediately grabbed the lion with his trunk, whirled him around in the air five or six times and slammed him into a tree. Then, he pounded him onto the ground several times, dunked him under water in a nearby lake and finally dumped him out on the shore. The lion--beaten, bruised, and battered--struggled to his feet. He looked at the elephant through sad and bloody eyes and said, "Look, just because you don't know the answer is no reason for you to get mean about it!"