“When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).
A tree is judged by its fruit. A good tree produces good fruit. An evil tree generates evil fruit.
One of the many bitter fruits pride produces is shame. Ironic, isn’t it? Pride seeks fame but delivers shame. Pride promotes self-importance but results in self-inflicted infamy. What a tummy full of sickness this fruit generates when ingested!
Humility offers the fruit of wisdom. Lowliness of mind is prized by God.
To be righteous you must be humble.