Without a mature understanding of who your personal enemies are, you risk putting yourself at odds with the wrong people. Trivial things like disagreements, preferences, or even cultural discrepancies slam the door on eligible friendships. Because of your ignorance, fine bridges are burned and unnecessary walls are built against imperfectly safe persons.
Obviously wisdom needs to dissolve the ignorance, but you need something else first.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
– Proverbs 11:2
Humility curbs passion, allowing you to step back, see the big picture and discern your enemies correctly. Before you can distinguish between legit enemies who are personally opposed to you and those people who are simply challenging to you, humility needs to replace pride. As long as you allow pride to rule your heart, relationships between other people will be disgraceful.
Without humility, anyone can become your so-called enemy, while your true enemies go unnoticed as your so-called friends (see my previous article).