Romans says that “knowledge puffs up” and this is true. Intelligent people enjoy sharing and proving their intelligence.
But there’s something else I’ve noticed–ignorance has a pride all its own.
“Oh, I don’t read books, I only read the Bible.”
“We don’t feel a need to sit under preaching, the Spirit leads us.”
“I just love people, knowledge puffs up.”
I’ve met many an ignorant Christian who used their ignorance to prove their superiority. It’s nigh on impossible to break through to these people, any time you use reason they balk, “That’s all just the wisdom of man, I listen only to God.”
Perhaps, however, what this really proves, is that pride will get us no matter who we are.