December 24, 1990

Be Warned!

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Pride comes before the fall. Surely you have heard this phrase before and many of us have seen it in action. It ought to act as a flashing yellow light of caution.

It is said that victorious Roman generals had slaves riding with them on their victory parade, whispering, “you are only mortal, you are only mortal” as the crowds cheered. Why? Because we all have a tendency to puff up with pride.

1. Describe how pride can be a seed that grows to bear the fruit of calamity:

2. How could pride sink you?

3. Has pride ever sunk you?

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