The scriptures teach that a believer is “not to think of himself more highly that he ought to think.” Pride is the great roadblock to receiving God’s blessings (James 4:6) as well as the great catalyst of personal disputes.

After Charles Lawrence had developed the engine for “The Spirit of St. Louis,” the aircraft Charles Lindbergh flew non-stop across the Atlantic, a dinner was held in his honor. But at the occasion, Lawrence made the comment: “This is nice, and I appreciate it very much, but who ever heard of Paul Revere’s horse?” He knew the real credit belonged to Lindbergh.
When we follow that example of “esteeming others better than ourselves,” life just seems to run more smoothly, and we become a candidate for God’s blessings as well.