The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pride prevents us from doing things we know we should.

Forgiving another person even if they don’t ask for forgiveness. Never holding a grudge or allowing “I told you so” to escape our lips. Remaining silent when we know we are right. Saying “I’m sorry” quickly. Our desire is to follow Him, but someone comes along and steps on our last nerve and off we go.

Pride easily sees the fault in others while overlooking the faults in ourselves. Pride allows us to speed without regard for speed limits, to push ahead of others when we are in a hurry, to ‘bow our back’ when corrected, to….

Pride is a sin unto our God, an abomination to the LORD.

“Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though they join forces, none will go unpunished.” Proverbs 16:5

David Wilkerson wrote:

“Pride is diminished as we strive to be His servants. Paul wrote that to say we are a son is correct, but he who loves his Father must also choose to be the clay in the Masters hand.

A servant has no will of his own; his master's word is his will. The cross represents the death of all our own plans, ideas, desires, hopes, pride, vanity, dreams, all anger and bitterness, unforgiveness, resentment - and the death of our will.”

As children of God we must be “will’ing to lay down our lives, ‘will’ing to take up our cross and with determination finish the race, ‘willingly, joyfully following Him.
“... All of you be submissive to one another., and be clothed with humility, for 'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.' Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.…” 1 Peter 5:5-6

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