There was a certain preacher, in the horse and buggy days, who had two horses named Pride and Prejudice. He said on one occasion that people thought it was awful that a preacher should be drawn hither and thither by Pride and Prejudice, but he reassured them that it was a wonderful thing that a preacher would have Pride and Prejudice under control.
That’s a wonderful thing for any of us. It is the test of our manhood and womanhood that we are able to deny ourselves. The world says that to be a real man or a real woman we must give in to pleasure, but that’s absurd. Any creature can give in to natural impulses.
Solomon declared, “Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall” (Pro. 16:18).
Shake or Nod!
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”