Why is pride wrong? I thought we were supposed to be proud of our accomplishments.

Yes, you can be proud of your accomplishments but wisdom gives credit to those who helped you in those accomplishments. Pride is selfish. You are a great soccer player because, well… because you’re a great soccer player. Pride wants to make sure everybody knows how great a soccer player you are.

Wisdom tells you it was God who gave you athletic abilities and the coach who taught you the game. Dad encouraged you and helped you practice your kicking in the backyard and Mom brought you to all of your practices. Humility gives other people credit for you being a great soccer player.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2