Proverbs 15:25 “The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.”

Pride says, “Look what I’ve accomplished. Look what I have done. With my strength, my wisdom, my cunning, my effort, my abilities, I have gained all this.” Pride says at its core, “I don’t need God!” God doesn’t sit idle when pride surfaces its ugly head. He tears down the house of the proud (Proverbs 15:25). God opposes the proud (James 4:6). Pride goes before destruction (Proverbs 16:18). God is serious when it comes to pride.

On the other hand, the humble and lowly, those who have nothing to offer, no way of providing for themselves, are taken care of and established by our Lord. But he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place (Proverbs 15:25). But shows favor to the humble (James 4:6). Better to be lowly in spirit (Proverbs 16:19). God never overlooks the humble.

As I read this verse in Proverbs today, I couldn’t help but notice that God actively opposes the proud. He tears down their house. Which made me question if there was any area in my life that I have let pride take root. Is there any part of me that is saying, I’ve got this, I can do this on my own? Am I taking the credit for what I’ve accomplished or gained? Lord, search my heart for the dark areas where pride is hiding and replace it with a humble heart that holds onto you at all costs.

Reminds me of a song.

Make me a servant
Humble and meek
Lord let me lift up
Those who are weak
And may the prayer
Of my heart always be
Make me a servant
Make me a servant
Make me a servant today