Tuesday, July 17, 2018

THE FOOLISHNESS OF PRIDE

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1 Corinthians 4:7 (NKJV)
For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?



Solomon was a very proud young man because he was intelligent, rich and good looking. He didn't know how proud he was until some things happened and he needed help from certain people he had despised in the past. Because of the way he treated them in the past, he was ashamed to receive help from them. At that point, he understood the foolishness of pride.

A woman may become very proud because she is beautiful and intelligent, but the truth is that she was born that way. There was really nothing of her doing that made her born so beautiful and intelligent. Some people were born with borderline IQ, others were born with brain damage or certain weaknesses, and it wasn't their fault they were born that way. Just like those born with privileges had nothing to do with the fact that they were born with privileges, those who were born without these privileges had nothing to do with the fact that they were born that way.

Those who have been hard working and successful should not be proud because their intelligence and ingenuity was given to them by God. Some people more hardworking are not as successful because they are not as intelligent or talented.

Everything you can ever have in this life is because it has been given to you by God. Even your life is a gift from God. One of the most foolish and repulsive things before God is pride. God resists the proud. Pride is not in the nature of God, it is evidenced in how God became flesh to atone for the sins of man. It is evidenced in the willingness of His Spirit to help us by dwelling within us believers.

Go into today searching your heart to see if you truly have the mind of Christ (see Phil 2:5, James 4:6, 1 Pet 5:5-6). Ask the Lord to forgive every pride in your heart and make you truly humble like Him.
—SD Abraham

Bible in 1 Year: Psalms 81-83 (in today's audio)
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