"Guilt makes a proud man dangerous."
From Edward Rutherfurd's Russka, page 114.
How true this is, especially in the church. How many times have proud men and women turned away from the grace of God and instead lurked down the path of destruction rather than humble themselves before the Lord and confess their sins?
Pride is the source of so many sins and yet it's banner is brazenly flown in almost all sectors of society without apology or rebuke. Lord, keep us ever from the death trap of pride, that we may always humbly seek Your grace and mercy over and above ourselves.