Posts Tagged 'pride'

History Admonishes Arrogance

October 7th, 2017

History Admonishes Arrogance

1 Corinthians 10:11-12 (KJB)   Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.  12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

Learn from History, learn from your prideful mistakes of the past, and learn from the glaring sinful errors others commit.  Every moment of history is for our learning and admonition.  The key is to visit ...

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A Servant’s Heart

September 30th, 2017

A Servant’s Heart

Philippians 2:3-4 (KJB)   Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

A servant’s heart and mind is far removed from focusing on their own desires and needs and honed into the will of God and serving Him through the lives of others.  This means a servant chooses ...

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Putrid Before God

May 22nd, 2017

Putrid Before God

Proverbs 30:12 (KJB)   There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Agur gets straight to the point in this verse!

There are people who are right in their own eyes.  They practice measuring themselves against the faults and fissures of others, rather than rightly measuring against the plumb line God established.  This is called pride.

Pride is at work in the hearts and minds of many in this ...

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Pride is Eternally Unhealthy

March 16th, 2017

Pride is Eternally Unhealthy

Galatians 6:3 (KJB)   For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Pride at work in the heart displays an attitude of “I am important and everything revolves around me.”

A prideful heart condition stands in stark contrast to a humble and submissive person having a godly heart condition.  A godly heart revolves around God.  Everything is about bringing honor and glory to Him and entertains no thought of self-worth.

Satan ...

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Are You Rich and Rough or Poor and Mild?

December 3rd, 2016

Are You Rich and Rough or Poor and Mild?

Proverbs 18:23 (KJB)   The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

The poor in spirit are humble in nature. They have no air about them or lift themselves up above others.   They have needs but do not use a demanding and insistent tone to their prayers.  They come humbly before God with a level of comfort and trust that God already knows exactly what they need and desire.  They rest ...

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Living Eternally Wise

December 2nd, 2016

Living Eternally Wise

Proverbs 26:12 (KJB)   Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proud men think they are wise.

Proud men boast to others through words and actions that they are wise.

God always knows the truth of every situation.  God can cut through any smoke screen to get to the heart of the situation.  There is always pride at work in the lives of foolish people.  The opposing side ...

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Proud and Puffing

October 6th, 2016

Proud and Puffing

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. (Psalm 10:4-5 KJV)

Pride or an air of self-importance is a mark of an ungodly person.  This perfectly describes those who see themselves as more important.  Many reach even higher by choosing to view ...

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Do You Willingly “Toe the Line?”

September 2nd, 2016

Do You Willingly “Toe the Line?”

Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said ...

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The Truth is Pure and Powerful

July 23rd, 2016

The Truth is Pure and Powerful

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. (Titus 3:9 KJB)

Paul was warning a young man named Titus about getting caught up in zealous questions and arguments concerning the law of God.  Nothing good could come of it for God’s law was already established and known.  Jesus Christ had already been born, died, and was resurrected on this earth.  The law was ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 7th 2015

Man is often his own worst enemy.

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: (Revelation 3:17 KJV)

Mankind is boastful and naturally proud, according to the darkened nature of his heart from birth.  Man likes to speak out about his own ability to provide for himself.  He is naturally self-reliant and resourceful, without considering all things have ...

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