A missionary was struggling to translate the Bible for a tribe that did not have the Word of God in their own native language. He found it particularly difficult to find a way to convey the concept of “pride”. He finally realized that there was an idea in that culture that some people’s ears were too far apart. So he used the concept of an inflated head to convey the idea of pride.
In the Bible, pride itself is considered a deadly sin, and it has the potential to lead us to commit many other sins. Therefore, we must constantly strive to humble ourselves so that we don’t go through life with our ears too far apart.
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”—Proverbs 16:18.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”—James 4:10.