God despises pride. Pride usually leads into a terrible fall. Only Satan can convince us that we, by our own strength, have accomplished anything good spiritually. If through our talents, gifts, and opportunities anything spiritually good has been accomplished, we must always give God the glory. From whom did we secure our talents? Who has ultimately arranged our opportunities? Who is the only One who can open men’s hearts?
Thomas, C. C. (2001). Practical wisdom for pastors: Words of encouragement and counsel for a lifetime of ministry (209–210). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.