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, March 16, 2014

Patterns of Pride

(Pro 16:19 KJV)  Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

God seems to have a special hostility toward the “proud” (1343).  Pride starts with a focus on the self.  The attitudes fed by our sinful nature make us chant “me,me,me.”  We become myopic.  It is like focusing on your thumb two inches from your eye.  Most of the world is blocked out and what is visible seems smaller than your thumb.

Then pride looks down on those around it.  The Christian life is a pattern of putting others first, self sacrifice and golden rules.  All that is set aside from over inflated self esteem.

Ultimately it causes us to look down on God.  Remember the argument used by Satan in the Garden
(Gen 3:5 KJV)  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Ultimately sin is rebellion against God as God.  It is putting our plans and desire above His.

So?  Who has planned your day?  Yes, I know you have to go to work but you can choose how you do your work.  In the long term you can choose what work you do.  Your way or His?

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