Proverbs 6:16-19, NIV: There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

Arrogance is seldom in the eye of the beholder—and rarely believed when revealed by others. What is it exactly that drives us to be prideful and to do anything to promote self-interest? Is it due to an innate tendency toward self-preservation, and therefore, we are victim to a part of whom we are over which we have little or no control? Or is it simply something that exists because of sin? We could speculate many possibilities. But ultimately, the question is not why we deal with our selfish nature, but how we deal with it. Do we admit we have pride, and do we admit we can fall to sin? Wiser is he who knows he might stumble than he who thinks he is above it.