The opposite of pride is a broken spirit. Pride seems to be a common failing of the human delima. While it seems to provide us with a feeling of significance, it is actually deception preventing us from seeing the fallenesss of our human condition. Pride is like an anesthetic or drup, keeping us from feeling the painful reality of the lostnesss that we feel as humans who try-fail-try again. We experience a positive accomplishment and then we wash ourselves in Pride and say "look at me...look what a good thing I have done." Then for a time we feel good about ourselves. But it is an illusion. We have not really changed anything. We have merely Whitewashed our condition. We do this over and over and over until it becomes our way of life. That is...Whitewashing our lostness without an abiding saving total submission of our lives to the One who gave us this life in the first place.
Until each of us comes to that place where we allow... we ask for the blood of Jesus to wash over us and truely cleanse us; Until we come to grips with the reality of our brokenness and our inability to fix this ourselves we continue to Whitewash our condition. If we say that we are broken, but we are not, we are Whitewashing our condition. We deceive ourselves.
I write stuff. I talk about the stuff I write. God has blessed my life in more ways that I can list. I am not nearly as smart as I think I am. God is very patient with me. God has demonstrated how much He loves me. He gave me His only son Jesus. He gave me my wife. He gave me 5 wonderful children and so far 8 beautiful grandchildren. I am blessed above all men.