“Pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.”

— C.S. Lewis

This month the U.S. celebrates what is being called “pride month.” Pride month was declared by the U.S. President in 1999 to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969. The idea being if you are homosexual, bisexual, etc. you should be proud of it.

Of course God condemns this behavior throughout the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9–10, 1 Timothy 1:9-10). Godless man, in all his “wisdom,” mocks God and the morality He has prescribed, insisting instead that they should be proud of being in outright rebellion against God’s created order.

Isn’t it interesting that pride is the term used in association with homosexuality? We know that to be prideful is a sin. It’s quite apt that pride is associated with their hardened and darkened hearts. In 2 Chronicles 26 we read of how Uzziah’s pride caused him to be struck of the Lord with leprosy. And then in Chapter 32 how the wrath of God was about to come upon all of Judah because of Hezekiah’s pride. Pride is no small matter to God.

In today’s world, all of us will almost certainly know, interact with, or work with those who have pride in their rebellion on this matter. Pray that you might know how and when to speak God’s truth to them.