SCRIPTURE: When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Pride makes people too arrogant to be instructed.

I had an experience many years ago, when we were about to go into full time Ministry.

I went to see a man of God in another town to show him the vision I got about the ministry. A pastor, who was in Abuja at that time, also went to visit the same man of God that I went to see.

Now, while I was telling the older man of God about my vision, this other pastor began to say to me in the presence of the older man of God, “Abuja already has enough churches. Look at this church, they have many branches in Abuja. Look at this other one, they also have many branches.”
Then the older man of God said to him, “Is he talking to you? Are you the one he came to see? Leave him alone.”

After this, I came back to Abuja and the ministry commenced. After a while, God gave us great explosion. Then one day, the same man who said that Abuja already had enough churches came to see me in the office.

He said to me, “We thank God for what He is doing in your Ministry. Please, what is the secret of church growth?”

I wanted to answer his question, but before I could say a word, he interrupted, “I know there is a need for a solid prayer life and the study of the Word.” He began to answer the question he asked. When he was done talking, I told him, “You know it all! There is no need to say anything again. So, go ahead and do what you know.”

It was obvious that he only came to show off what he thought he knew and not to learn.

You see, pride makes people too arrogant to be instructed. There are people who are dying in silence because they feel they are too big to ask questions.

My counsel is, humble yourself and ask both God and the right people questions when necessary. This is how to make progress in life because no one knows it all.

Remember this: Pride makes people too arrogant to be instructed.


  1. Humble yourself before both God and the right people to get the right instruction.
  2. Adjust your mind to learn from anything and anybody God would choose to use including small children.

PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I ask for the grace to resist the temptation of being too arrogant to be instructed. Help me to learn from everything and everyone, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: Satan felt he was too big for the position he was given. He wanted to be admitted into the executive council of the Godhead. But God forbade it. Culled from the book, “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Psalm 130-132.

AMAZING FACT: A group of owls is called a parliament.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Be completely rid of every spell of pride and arrogance in your life in Jesus’ Name.

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