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.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Freeway Pride

(Proverbs 16:5 KJV)  Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

Pride.  One of the seven deadly sins.  It is at the center of so many problems we face as a world and as individuals.  I had another clown cut me off on the way to work today.  Why did that bother me?  Maybe he was late to work because his son left the headlights on and his car would not start.  Maybe he has diarrhea and needs to get to a bathroom.  Maybe.... 

All of that fades behind the reality that he cut ME off.  Pride is generated by self centeredness and narcissism.  It is part of the human condition.  My response to freeway fools is something that keeps convicting me.  It is a daily reminder that everything I have that will last for eternity was given to me through the grace of God.

It makes me pause and be thankful. 

So?  Take a moment.  Calm your heart.  Consider the fact that God became man and went to the cross so I could enjoy Him forever.  Heaven will wait.  You still have a life to live.

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