GET RID OF YOUR PRIDE NOW!
Pride always comes before a fall!!
This is a Biblical truth ..many great falls, defeats in battles and spiritual deterioration featured in the Bible started with the sin of pride..
A haughtiness that has so obviously pryed it's way through a crack in the doorway.. through a wrongful thought, an unforgiving heart.. Or a "know it all" attitude...
The very first sin recorded in the Bible with Adam and Eve was not, murder, lust, or larceny, it was Pride...
It was pride that showed up and reached for the prize (the forbidden fruit) that would declare them to be as knowledgeable as God, the Creator of the universe in it's utter greatness and totality ..
It was the coveting and prideful nature to have what couldn't be had..the pride of claiming your equality to God himself through a single bite of a forbidden fruit... The fruit was a mere metaphor.. This was a test from God.. Obedience was called into question..
How far are you willing to fall..? What are you willing to risk..? Is it worth it?
It was a "why not"attitude.. that consequently caused the ripened fruit to be the elusive missing link.. The apparent capsule of all knowledge..
It was a peering over the fence so to speak at a glimpse of what the proverbial neighbors had and declaring you're deserving of the same..
Deception.. Yes they were greatly deceived..
They were given directions.. they were living in an ultimate utopia of paradise.
They wanted for nothing.. And yet...
There was a pull, an attraction , a temptation that summoned them to step into the trough of staunch disobedience..
An entry of pride was downloaded and was logged in and etched in to the very consciousness of mind ... "Just do it.. "
What happens in the place between thinking about sin and actually committing the sin..? What causes us to choose the wrong fork in the path...?
We are all sinners by nature and it is the pride of such a nature that calls us to leave our pathways of victory and wander recklessly off into the fall from paradise... The dark side .. A fall from grace... Pride ... It always comes before the fall...!
Like a child repeatedly told not to touch something... Yet like a gravitational pull of the soul...they just cannot help themselves..
Is it not true that temptation is inevitable.. ? Are we set up for failure from the start..?
The enemy prowls around looking for the unguarded heart.. The mind that's been letting in the wrong thinking.. The soul that's been hurt, the backslider, the prideful...and he
Plays his fully stacked deck .. He displays his hand..
His cards of enticement are set before us ..whispering of the counterfeit blessings... One delicious bite.. That's all it takes...
Through weakness we fall victim to the illusion that we ourselves are capable of doing it all on our own..
We rationalize, over compensate and we blur if not completely obliterate the line in the sand..
We lose our moral compass and begin our gradual decent into the pit, our detour that is aimed in the opposite direction of the narrow gate of God's purposeful path.
We tread clumsily and without reproach far away from the protection of God and live our free will and not His...
We must stay prayed up and seek a relationship with God..
Humble ourselves and listen to his voice.. Seek Him first in all we do.. Stay obedient and be a "doer of the Word.."
Live out exactness of obedience.. Be trustworthy to the core of your soul..
We must follow peace.. God is NOT the author of confusion..
When you do not have peace.. When you are being tempted.. Call on The name of Jesus and let all Godly wisdom rule in your heart..
Let the fear of God override the advertisement banner of false truths displayed
so enticingly across our paths...
CHOOSE GOD.. CHOOSE OBEDIENCE...Give God all the glory and do not credit yourself with successes .. For we are nothing without God
Live a life of deliberate obedience through praise and thanksgiving..
Lean on, trust in and believe God..
Check your pride at the door ask The Lord for deliverance and
Be humble.. Always!
Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
I will break down your stubborn pride. Leviticus 26:19
The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ Obadiah 1:3
His pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God. 2 Chronicles 26:16
In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. Psalm 10:4
For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. Psalm 59:12
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Proverbs 13:10