Mark 8:13-16 (NCV)
Pride in people is similar. Just a little pride can puff you up and quickly take over your life, getting you in all kinds of trouble.
A while back, my wife Kay and I had what you might call an argument. We call it a “love match.” After that argument, I wrote in my journal, “When I’m filled with pride, I blow things out of proportion.”
We all do this. When you’re filled with pride, you blow things out of proportion. All of a sudden, little things get you really upset. When that happens, you know you’re dealing with pride. Wherever you find conflict anywhere in the world, pride is always involved.
When you’re filled with pride—when you have the “yeast of the Pharisees”—guess what? You can’t see life clearly. Pride even blocks you from seeing what God is doing in your life.
Beware the “yeast of the Pharisees” so that you can more closely follow God. As you clear the pride from your life, you’ll start to see how God is working. You may even realize he’s working a miracle in your life.