I came across this quote from John Calvin that is so true: “There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.” He got that from Scripture.
- Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling (Prov 16:18).
- There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death (Prov 16:25).
- The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel (Prov 12:15).
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is (Eph 5:15-17).