I Samuel 17:28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
They accuse David of being proud. They, certainly, know there is something different about David. David has already been called to Jerusalem. They are soldiers but David has had access to the king. He has been an armor bearer. He has played music for the king.
After returning home his dad is sending him back to see his brothers. The brothers figure he is going to do something to be seen more than them. The brotherly competition is hard at play.
David is there in obedience to his dad. He is not there out of pride. But pride can be seen where there is no pride. The view has a lot to do with who is doing the looking and why.
Do your job. Do it well. You know pride is your enemy. You know that pride is right around the corner but not every time someone thinks you are proud means you really are.
Just do the job and don’t worry about what others are saying about you. Know that your judge is the Lord and He knows the thoughts and intents of your heart.