In middle school, there was a girl that always thought she was right. It was so much so, that she often would argue to prove how right she was. Sometimes, it was a little funny because what she was saying was incorrect some of the time. Maybe you’ve experienced someone like that. A person who always thinks they’re right, even if they’re not.
A person that is unwilling to be corrected usually deals with a lot of pride. Pride is defined as satisfaction in oneself. (Merriam Webster). If we put all our confidence in ourselves, and in what we can do in our own strength, then we aren’t relying on God.
And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” – James 4:6 (NIV)
Pride isn’t a trait that God likes. Proud people are unwilling to be corrected. They also don’t want to submit their lives to God and the Bible. That isn’t a good way to live. Pride doesn’t lead to good things.
If we’re going to be people that live for God, we’ve got to determine to not let pride run our lives. Instead, we should humble ourselves and let God lead in our life. We have to submit our desires and plans to God and the Bible, and let Him lead.