A Look at PRIDE
June 27, 2017
Pride is a spirit and where it’s in operation, people take on its nature. Pride will not bow. It will not submit. It will not recognize, honor or yield itself to any type of authority, unless it can control it. It always has the last word. It is never wrong. It never accepts fault or responsibility. It always lays blame upon another. It has no shame. It always sees others as limited, with less knowledge or skill than itself. It boasts in its accomplishments, its stature, its nature, its ability, its possessions, its position, its title. It demands to be seen and heard. It expects recognition and exaltation. It refuses to be corralled, broken, or molded. It will not conform. True to its nature, many times it will announce its own presence. We see it in every form of media. We see it at home. We see it at school. We see it in the workplace. We see it in marriages. We see it on the streets. We even see it in the church. Where there is contention, there is Pride.
The Bible says, “God resists (antitássō – to set an army in array against; to set oneself in opposition against) the proud, but gives grace (cháris – to rejoice; joy, pleasure, favor, acceptance) to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5 KJV CWSB
While Pride demands to be elevated, the Word of God says if we humble ourselves, God will exalt us in due time. 1 Peter 5:6
May we seek His forgiveness where we have become inflated and may we learn to live our lives lower still.