July 7, 2013

Anderson Silva/Chris Weidman – Pride Comes Before the Fall

I don’t know if you are a fan of UFC or not, but I am becoming one. I have watched a few of the Pay Per View events with friends and I am finding that I really enjoy watching them. That aside, last night’s fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman had and awesome biblical lesson associated with it. Watch the video below, then read my commentary.

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. – Proverbs 16:18

Before last night, I hadn’t seen any Anderson Silva fights, but before last night he was the reigning middle weight champion since 2006…meaning he had gained and held the title for 7 years…he had a 17 fight win streak going. For all intents and purposes, he was unstoppable. He had even fought up a weight class and won there. He also apparently had pretty bad habit of taunting his opponent. You see it a little bit in the video above but prior to what the video shows, he had been taunting Weidman pretty bad. Then Weidman connected and the champ fell…

I went into the fight wanting Silva to win, but after watching how prideful he was I wanted him to lose. That’s what happens when you become prideful, people start cheering against you. You hear the stories of the humble underdog who over comes, people always cheer for the humble underdog, including God.

God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. – Proverbs 3:34

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want God opposing me, I want God on my side, which means I MUST walk in humility.

Time for a little self reflection, are there any areas that you are proud? Where you need to be more humble?