“…God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” Jam 4:6
D.L. Moody states “God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.” Pride works as a cancer, it consumes the very possibility of love, contentment and even common sense. Pride self-promotes a person into placing themselves in a position with a point of view of looking down on others; thus, eliminating the possibility of looking above. It produces bad spiritual posture. God “resists the proud” it’s the one trait that works as a spiritual hindrance or dividing wall in your relationship with God. The challenge is we all have pride to a point, that essence of self that rears its ugly head in our lives. Pride is an independent, ME-oriented spirit that resides in the heart. When our heart is prideful, we don’t give God the due credit and in turn look down on others and often missing the blessing in them. Pride is like a weed that begins to harvest itself amongst the spiritual-fruit in your life, and chokes it out. While the opposite is humility, where grace abounds. Humility is the ultimate Christ-likeness we can embody: Phl 2:7 “But made himself (Christ) of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant…” By this Christ was able to influence those around him. We will never influence change in the world by the pride of going to church. We will only change a world through humility and being the church. Don’t get blinded in your pride and become focused on who is right. But rather live with humility, and stay focused on what is right.
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less.”
HSAY … Todd