By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom (Proverbs 13:10, NKJV). The middle letter of “pride” is the letter “i”, and with this small letter many assert themselves into areas of thinking and doing that destroys. The prideful person thinks a great deal of self and, as one man said, “They are ready to quarrel with everyone who does not value their opinions as highly as they do” (McGrath). With the letter “i” right in the middle of this word, this becomes similar to those who want to be in the middle of all engagements – it is self-validating. A wise man, on the other hand, is not interested in the “I”, but in good judgment. Whereas a wise man will gains counsel before acting, a prideful person will do nothing of the sort because his own wisdom is plenty fine! Pride and sin are kin.