"I am a proud parent... I am a proud veteran... I come from a proud heritage... I am proud to be an American... a Hispanic... an Italian... a European, etc. and etc!!!! Pride, pride, pride! It has saturated our language and thinking to the point that most believe it's good to be proud of our achievements, successes, or even our pains, persecutions, and sufferings. Yet, pride is of the the devil, and it will ALWAYS get God's opposition (1 Peter 5:5, James 4:6). We need to renew our minds with the Word and begin to think, believe, speak, and act differently as Christians. We must practice humility and reject pride in all its forms. I trust this message will help.