The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Ecclesiastes 7:8
The opposite of pride is humble, but God’s Word says that patience is better than pride. Once there was a race between a rabbit and turtle, the moment when the rabbit heard about the race it was boastful and said to the turtle that even before you take couple of steps I will finish the race and win. It was so proud and arrogant in the way it spoke to that turtle.
The race started, the rabbit saw a beautiful tree and thought of taking some rest under it as the turtle is very slow in running the race and it was making fun of the turtle all the way from the beginning. Rabbit fell asleep and forgot about the race and became lazy. It woke up after sometime and realized the race and started looking around for the turtle and couldn’t found, it started running fast, before it reached the finish line the turtle who was humble and running the race came first and reached successfully! The end of a matter is better than its beginning.
We learn from our Lord Jesus and let us follow in His footsteps. Our Lord humbled Himself and He is full of patience. Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Ezekiel 2:49 says “Sodom’s sin were pride,” so let us be humble like our Lord Jesus and have patience! By God’s grace surely we will win the race that God has set before us. Amen!