But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn;
Do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear.
The LORD tears down the house of the proud
but maintains the widow’s boundaries.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD
but gracious words are pure.
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household,
but he who hates bribes will live.
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,
but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
The LORD is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself,
but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
" My grandmother would say, 'Pride is a sin, humble yourself.'" -Alston Shropshire
Celebrating Women/ Facts
Sisters are your very first friend—someone with whom you will share a lifetime bond and love forever. I did not say you will always agree. A sister's tears, to see them, cuts like a double-edged sword. A sister's pain hurts a thousand times more than yours. You feel as if you are her protector, no matter if you are the bigger or smaller of the two. To watch your sister grow is a proud moment in life, as if you are the proud parent. To see her accomplish her dreams and walk into her destiny make you feel good inside. After all, you have shared stories no one else knows about, tears, and laughter. It doesn't matter if the relationship has grown apart; no one and nothing will ever compare to your sister. This bond not able to be broken. As we celebrate women, let's celebrate the sisters all around the world. The one true friend we can never replace.