There are three solemn dignitaries, four that are impressive in their bearing— a lion, king of the beasts, deferring to none; a rooster, proud and strutting; a billy goat; a head of state in stately procession.
There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance. – John Maxwell
Have you been to the fitness center where the posers are flexing constantly in front of the mirrors? They strut their stuff and grunt loudly, dropping the weights at the end of their reps. It’s hard to see manhood misrepresented in such a way.
On the other hand, some men need to step up their game and represent themselves with some dignity and self-respect. It may be in the area of their physical condition or in their clothing or the way that they carry themselves in public.
Having dignity isn’t sinful pride. Having some self-respect isn’t being showy or arrogant. As men, we need to have a good sense of self-worthy without strutting our stuff in front of mirrors.
Have some dignity.