To honor the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil ways and false words. Proverbs 8:13 (GNT)
You can’t let go of and be free from what you still like and enjoy. Therefore freedom from pride and arrogance starts with hating those two evil twins.
Until you know and are convinced that something is evil you can’t hate it.
Wisdom has told us in our theme Scripture that pride and arrogance are evil. Therefore we should hate it. We should avoid it at all times at all cost.
Proverbs 13:10 (NLT) Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.
Most of the conflicts in life, especially in relationships, and more so in marriage, can and would be avoided or easily solved if the parties involved were humble enough to accept responsibility and ask and take advice. But unfortunately pride tells them they are right and the other person is the one in the wrong and hence must change.
Pride and arrogance are a swelling so stretched out with no more space to let in anything. The proud and arrogant cannot be taught and can’t learn a thing. So there can’t be change, growth, or advancement where pride and arrogance rule.
To honor the Lord is to hate evil (which includes pride and arrogance).
We hate evil (including pride and arrogance) by honoring the Lord.
Therefore you free yourself from pride and arrogance by honoring the Lord.
You honor the Lord when you hear, believe, depend on, and follow Him.