Monday, March 4, 2019
Today's blog is about the sin we all deal with, Pride. So go put on some shoes to protect your toes. I've got on boots myself. "Pride will kill you. Forever. Pride is the sin most likely to keep you from crying out for a Savior. Those who think they are well will not look for a doctor. I need to reach for the glasses of Christ-like humility, remembering that nothing good dwells in my flesh, and search my heart for secret pride and its symptoms." [desiringGod.com] "Pride has kept many people from accepting Jesus Christ as Savior. Admitting sin and acknowledging that in our own strength we can do nothing to inherit eternal life is a constant stumbling block for prideful people."[gotquestions.org]
Let's begin with describing and defining what Pride is, so we can better identify it within us. Pride is an attitude of self exaltation and superiority. It is looking down on others. It involves arrogance, self-sufficiency, and a refusal to submit to the authority of Jesus Christ. Pride is essentially self-worship. There are two types of pride...inward pride and outward pride. Outward pride is a numbness to the desires of God and others, because there is a focus on self. Inward pride is an obsession with how others feel about us. None of us are exempt from pride, but before we think too highly of ourselves, we must remember we are all image bearers of God.
Proverbs 21:2-4 "A person may think their own ways are right,To do what is right and just Haughty eyes and a proud heart—
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
each for the glasses of Christ-like humility, remembering that nothing good dwells in the flesh, and search your heart for secret pride and its symptoms."
I hope this blog has helped you with your own area of pride. A lot of my blog comments came from the women's biblical leadership conference called IF:Lead 2018. I love how we can all encourage each other in this journey of life, including our sinful ways.