Pride feeds off nearly anything: a fair measure of ability and wisdom, a single compliment, season of remarkable prosperity, a call to serve God in a position of prestige, even the honor of suffering for the truth!

Puritan Richard Mayo said of pride: 'It is hard to starve this sin, when it can live upon almost anything. If you would starve worldly pride and live in Godly humility, look to your Savior, whose life, Calvin said, was a series of sufferings. Nowhere is humility so cultivated as at Gethsemane and Calvary." Be reminded of all that He has suffered for you.

A Puritan Theology, Beeke and Jones, 968-969.