I’ve read books and heard sermons saying that pride is the root of all sin. I’m not sure of that, but I am sure it’s the root of LOTS of sin! Pride pulls us away from God, plain and simple. If we are focusing on our selves, we aren’t focusing on the Lord. This doesn’t mean we don’t take care of ourselves or the needs of our family and callings - it means we do it with our focus on God. Recognizing our need for Him and depending on His wisdom and guidance instead of seeking to control things on our own or accomplish them by our own strength. It’s all about the posture of our hearts!
If you let pride take over, it will be destructive in your life and faith. So “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” James 4:10 NLT
“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 NLT