L. A. Marzulli
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Proverbs 16: 18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Pride is sneaky, we’re sometimes not aware of it creeping into our lives. It can be the little things that we ignore, like when we get into our new shiny car and think, I’ve made it at last, Look at the wreck my neighbor is driving! Instead of giving thanks to our Father who gives us all things, we take the credit and become puffed up or as the scripture above says, haughty.
How about when we accomplish something that we’ve been working toward for years, perhaps a doctorate degree in our field of choice. We can think, I am now important, I’ve made something of myself; or the moments in our thought life when we look at other people and think, I’m glad I’m not like them, I’m so much better than they are! With this attitude we are exalting ourselves, not giving the credit to the one who created us, and gave us the gifts and talents to be what we are!
I could go on, but all of these unchecked thoughts are in fact building up a wall of pride, which surrounds our hearts; and that being stated, Proverbs 16: kicks in and because our Father in heaven loves us, he will correct us and make us aware of what we are thinking and h ow wrong it is.
Our Father hates pride. The Fallen One was/is full of pride and it led to his downfall. Think of the famous “I will,” statements that we find in Isaiah 14: 13& 14
This is God letting us know what The Fallen One is up to! Calling it out with great specificity!
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
When we are filled of pride, we are actually embracing the Fallen One’s kingdom rather than the kingdom our Lord. Think of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, as he girded himself like a servant and bathed and dried their feet. Then He admonished them saying that they should do likewise, serve one another.
It is best for us to remember Paul’s admonishment: For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Romans 12: 3)
In closing todays Bun. If there’s pride in our lives we need to confess it and run from it like the plague! We must examine ourselves and being honest ask the Spirit of the Living God to show us where it lies hidden within us. The good news is, He is able to do this and so much more. Our reward is peace that passes understanding and fellowship with the one who created us.
May blessings abound in our lives today!