Monday, July 24, 2017

What to Understand about Pride

What is important for us to know and understand about pride?  It is the lust of pride can never be satisfied, as no matter how much the ego is stroked, it always hungers for more.  Proverbs 16:18 tells us this, "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling."  And just in case you think this couldn't happen to you (a prideful thought in itself), remember the words of Paul to the arrogant Corinthians in I Corinthians 10:12-13a, "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.  No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man.

We are all pride infested creatures, and pride is pernicious and a many tentacled monster, and its tentacles show up in every area of our life and thoughts.  Beware that you are not seduced, deceived, and taken captive by your pride; for it will eventually make of fool of you.

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