God wants to deal with the pride issue in our lives because, ultimately, “pride goes before a fall.”
When we must be recognized, applauded and cheered for what we give or do, we are snared in the deadly net of the sin of pride.
God, and God alone, is whom we should desire to please and He is the Reward and Rewarder of that aim.
He not only rewards but He also gives favor and promotes while giving provision that comes without sorrow.
Lose the pride and serve the Lord without thought of gain or accolade. To do so is to life in great liberty and joy.