New Living Translation (NLT)
18 Pride goes before destruction,
and haughtiness before a fall.
Blinded By Pride
I really paid an awful lot,
My car is off the chart,
Just look at all the stuff it has,
It makes me stand apart,
Oh! And take a careful look
At the house that I just bought,
It has the very best there is,
I wrote the check without a thought,
Just look here in the mirror,
I wear my hair in a special way,
It makes me look like a movie star,
With they’re swagger and their sway,
And my clothes are all designer,
These are thousand dollar jeans,
You might think that quite extravagant
But after all, I have the means,
Oh no! I wasn’t flaunting!
I’m just sharing my good news,
Perhaps you’re just getting jealous
And it’s giving you the blues.
©2018 by William Pierce
We bathe ourselves in pride in order to hide our self-loathing. Please help us to measure our worth, not in the darkness of our shortcomings, but in the light of Your mercy. Thank You for such great love.