An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pride or Principle?

(Proverbs 28:25 KJV)  He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

When we are “proud” (arrogant NASB) (7342) we are so sure of our own rightness that we are quick to “stir” (1624) the pot.  I see this in myself as I struggle with how to deal with people and situations.  I keep thinking that I am right and I can cleverly work these things out.

Our desire to prove we are right causes “strife” (4066).  I have to believe this is different than making a clear statement on principle.  One is sin; one, honorable.  How do you tell the difference?  Usually principle benefits others and arrogance benefits ourselves. 

So?  What is your goal today?  Are you out to toot your own horn and line your own pockets or are you out to plant a tree for others to enjoy?  Motivation and attitude are so important. 

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