Pride is a “feelgood”
When pride rises we exalt ourselves. Our thoughts, morals, skills and feelings of superiority provide a false sense of wellbeing. Pride takes pleasure in its family tree, especially if any were notables. Pride will show up in any arena. From worldly politics to the things of God. Disciples are not immune to this short lived feelgood temptation, the remedy is the word of God.
Humility is not optional
“At that hour the disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And He called a child to Himself and set him in their midst, and said, ‘Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:1-4 NASB)
Unless you are converted
Christ’s disciples learned a lesson, a humbling one. “Become like children.” I think the greatest thing is to have God as my Father. How about you?