Instead of “swallowing our pride”, we need to desire to rid ourselves of it the second our soul begins to taste it—Spitting it out like one of the most bitter, toxic pills that could ever touch our tongues.
In contrast, circumstances that allow us to experience a dose of humility should be welcomed and savored into our beings like the sweet, succulent flavor of a fruit that has been ripened to perfection.
“Therefore, let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” 1 Corinthians 10:12
“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2
“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.'” James 4:6