The Silent Killer

by Berni Dymet       

Prov 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

They talk about heart attack and stroke as being the silent killers. We don't realize a vessel in our brain or in our heart is close to being blocked. And all of a sudden - bang - it's too late.  It's all over.

But if we had to think emotionally, spiritually - what's the silent killer there? What's the thing lying dormant within that's ready to rob us of life itself? Something I've thought a bit about - and you know what my hunch is, it's pride. 

When I'm at the center of the universe, when I'm my own little tin-pot God, when I expect the world to bow and scrape to me - that's called pride.  And pride always comes before a fall.  It's like a spiritual law in this universe - it's just the way it is.

I'm rich, I'm famous, people like me, and I'm a success. The things we cling to … with pride.

And all of a sudden - bang - it's too late. It's all over.

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