BDBD is Proverbs 11:2

Pride comes in many forms. Not all pride is harmful though most pride experienced is. Humility comes in many forms. Not all humility is good though most humility experience is.

The most historically common definition of pride is a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing and conduct. Biblical pride is a bit different. The Bible defines pride is undue confidence in and attention to one’s own skills, accomplishments, state, possessions, or position. Pride is easier to recognize than to define, easier to recognize in others than in oneself.

The trip of pride as defined by the Bible is that eventually, my skill, accomplishments, state, possessions, or position changes. That which I could be proud of becomes my disgrace. That is why humility is wisdom.

The most historically common definition of humility is the quality or condition of being humble; a modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance and rank. Biblical humility is a bit different. Biblical humility means getting confidence from God, who loves and values me more than I do. Biblical humility means believing what God says about me over anyone else’s opinion, including my own.

Jesus taught, “The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:11-12)