Pride…a Very Dangerous thing…
Pride is something our world says is very good for us. We are taught by our world that by ourselves we are special and that we deserve all we can get. That thought process is very spiritually dangerous. Listen to how God would have us to view pride.
Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
Proverbs 25:6,7 “Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of great men; For it is better that he say to you, ‘Come up here’, than that you should be put lower in
the presence of the prince, whom your eyes have seen.”
Fill in the blank. I can do all things through _________ who strengthens me.
The answer from scripture is, Christ.
It’s a very tough thing to recognize your unworthiness while a very easy thing to see yourself as worthy of all things. It requires we be honest with the evaluation of ourselves. Humility is not natural to us. Unfortunately, neither is honesty.
To be lifted up by our Lord and Savior is the ultimate compliment and encouragement. And when Jesus lifts you up you truly feel special.
I Pet5:6,7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you.”
Remember you are special because of Jesus and not because of you! That attitude changes all our priorities. It’s ok to feel special when Jesus is the reason you are!