Tear down the Pride

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Self can never be satisfied. True humility is not having an opinion about yourself – good or bad. It is in loosing ourself and totality to God that we find who we  are. It is in loosing your life that you find out what life is all about. When it comes to tearing down pride, christians shouldn’t try to do things on their strength.  Like Moses, in Genesis, we are commanded to lean on him (Deut 33:27). It is in leaning on God that we can “tear down our pride.”

Proverbs 13:10 clearly states, “Only by pride cometh contention” Any ground the devil is gaining in our life is because of our failure to surrender it to God.  It is what is on your inside that gets you angry; not just what is being done to you.

  •                   EGO “Edging GOD Out.

We came into this world as baby with self centeredness. Andrew Wommack shared an interesting perspective, when he calls it, “self centeredness the source of all grief.”  Most times, because of our self pride and ego, which Les Brown calls “EGO” – Edging God Out” we fail to apologize to our spouse, co-worker or kids.  Meanwhile God’s kind of love is  all about putting people first. But pride would consider its own interest, and only its own interest will it dwell upon.

The Bible talks so much about how God hates pride, because it brings contention and misery to man.  In contrast, God embraces humility. Think about areas you have displayed pride because you wanted to prove an idea.

  •                 Pride – A Complete Anti- God State Of Mind

 C.S Lewis, a British christian apologetic states; “For pride is a spiritual cancer; it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.  C.S Lewis, calls pride the greatest sin, because according to him, it was through pride that the devil became the devil. Pride leads to every other vice. It is the complete anti-God state of mind (Lewis, 28).

The issue is not so much about learning about our pride more than learning about humility.

The cure for pride is total submission and gratefulness to God. Gratefulness kills pride which speaks o submission to God. And it reflect the fact that everything and anything you are and will ever be was given to you by God.

Let’s submit to God and  embrace  humility as we tear down the wall of pride.


Inspirational Nugget = Pride is a great sin, it is the devils most effective and destructive tools, but it can be conquered by total submission to God and eternal gratefulness to his will.


 

 

 

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