Pride & The Fall

Psalm 10:4   In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;  in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

Lately I have been observing many people that put themselves on a platform and seek the admiration and glory for the things they have done, their accomplishments and the things they have acquired, totally leaving out God and what He has done in their lives, the things they have done come from His hand not by human efforts.

But that’s not what people think, they are proud of their accomplishments, boasting and bragging and taking credit when the glory should have gone to the Father who provides it.

Life is a gift and what we do here and accomplish should always be for His glorification and praise, that’s a sure mark of humbleness and we need to be more humble and stop thinking that the things of this life, the praise that we get isn’t for our good but for the good of following the Creator of it all.

Proverbs 16:18   Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

 There are Pastors on television that follow a prideful gospel, they seek to speak about victory, but in reality there are many trials and we aren’t suppose to be thinking we are to get all the things of this world and be victorious. What happens when disaster hits do then the people go astray because they think their God has deserted them?

We are to be joyful people, God will test us as He purifies us molding us into His image and sometimes that means struggle, putting your needs to the side and helping someone else. Making a determination do I need to exalt myself or put the other person in front of me?

Pride can choke a person, it’s a deadly disease of selfish means, and it can destroy relationships and make destruction in its path where there is no peace.

So my friends, may I ask you this question, where do you place yourself in life, ahead of others, your needs first? Is God in the forefront of your mind? Do you give Him credit for all you have, not just the material things but work, family, food and recognition?

 

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