Ponder this for moment and recollect your past experiences in regards to how you act or respond in a given situation. Are you typically one who gives something, whether physical, mental or emotional, to another person? Or perhaps you are one, who tends to take something, whether physical, mental or emotional, from another person? Think about this very carefully for there is no correct answer but rather a more definitive account to which one should live life.
Based on how our Lord and Savior lived, we learn as Christians that it is better to give all we have to others and be left with nothing than to consistently take. Are you the kind of person who relentlessly asks for favors or assistance for others? Or maybe you are too proud and you would rather do things on your own than to ask for help? Some people constantly ask for these favors and never once give out a favor to anyone else. Which is the greater sin? He or takes favors and does not give or he who is covered with pride?
Being proud is not always the best way in which one should act. Pride unfortunately leads to arrogance. Arrogance, of course, only detours you away from God and closer to evil. Then again, he who takes and takes is no different. Sometimes the lesser of the two evils, is he who has a little pride. At least that pride keeps him from taking incessantly from those who may not have much more to give.
As followers of Christ, we have an obligation to stay as humble as possible and to give to all what we have. If you need something, whether help or a so-called favor, lean on Jesus to help you. Stop being so greedy! Why do you trouble your brother for your own selfish need? For every one favor you are given, you will be humbled at least three times more by God.
Remember that every little thing we do in life has repercussions whether negative or positive. Heed to these words and be cautious of how you act with others. Try to refrain from being like the goat and be more like the lamb that belongs to Jesus.
Wake up Americans! Wake up and show some humility towards Christ. It is the very least you can do after all He has done for us unworthy sinners!