MAIN TEXT: Psalm 101:5 – The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, him I will not endure”.
Romans 12:3 – Pride can creep into our lives without our awareness but we must not think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think
Even though we are Christians, sometimes we get caught-up in making a name for ourselves by climbing business, religious or social towers that deny God His rightful place. If we do we will eventually be brought down because God is still at the top. One thing that stands in the word of God is that the Lord despises the haughty.
Hence under inspiration, the apostle James said “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Pride is the constant enemy of the Christian. From deep within, come subtle reminders of our importance or how better we are than others. We need to be alert to the sin of pride so that we can immediately reject it when it surfaces. Through prayer, reliance on the Holy Spirit and continual study of the word of God we can gain heavens perspectives of ourselves.
Paul, who had more reasons than any of us to be proud reminded us not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought (Romans 12:3). A good self image is healthy, but there is a big difference between a sense of our God-given worth as His handiwork and an ego inflated by pride. Nothing makes us weaker than a constant diet of self-centeredness and pride – How much better to deny ourselves the sweet taste of self glory by exercising discipline and faith. That’s how we can become strong enough to meet the challenges we face.
HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE GOD AND HE WILL LIFT YOU HIGHER
Prayer Point: Father God, Giver of Life, guide us not to think of ourselves so highly than we ought to.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.