Pride is a Robber
 
Pride centers on SELF, the super-EGO!
Through its lack of humility,
The proud cannot see GODís glory,
Being centered on self-glory!
 
Pride is one-dimensional,
Only I, ME, MYSELF!
Pride robs oneís soul of the continuous flow
Of LIVING WATER, GODís compassionate grace,  
Flowing through our REDEEMER, CHRIST! 
Pride is a stagnant pool, with no outlet
Of compassion for others!
 
Lacking humility, Pride cannot acknowledge its own sinfulness,
Pride restrains GODís hand of mercy,
By its conviction of self-sufficiency!
For the proud, Christ had died in vain!
 
Pride meanders through life
As a sluggish river of pent-up,
Thwarted ambitions, frustrations, anxieties;
The neuroses of mankind!
Pride robs one of true CONTENTMENT,
Of GODís PEACE, that surpasses all understanding! 
 
Pride wants its own way, its will,
Not GODís way or GODís will!
Pride robs one of true generosity,
It cannot magnanimously put others before self!
 
Pride caused the downfall of SATAN!
Mankind is admonished not to fall
Into temptation! 
PRIDE can rob man of ETERNAL SALVATION!