Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CONQUERING PRIDE

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Habakkuk 2:4 
'Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness in God."[NLT]
This conversation ensues between two friends; Fred and Blessing

Fred: Blessing, the way you responded to the pastor showed a level of pride.
Blessing: really! How do you mean, what have I done now? You are so judgmental.
Fred: I am sorry I only wished to help.
Blessing: sorry for yourself, remember you are not to judge.

Sadly, many people are like Blessing, we give excuses for our misdeeds, we explain why we have to do what we did instead of accepting that we are wrong.

Let’s take a look at pride:

Pride is a disease of the heart.

It is an overly high esteem of oneself.

Pride is not a virtue, it is a sin.

it does not give glory to God, it gives glory to self.

Pride always says " I can do it better, why not me?"

Pride is not sorry except when forced to apologize.

A proud person sees faults in others but never in himself.

Go into today knowing that pride keeps its prey far away from God, it does not exempt Bishops and Pastors, it will not exempt you if you give it a chance. Pride can be conquered by submitting totally to God.

Pray this Prayer: search me o God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts, point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. AMEN

-Dr James Emmanuel.

Yearly Bible Plan: Psalms 137-139
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