“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
The sin of pride can hinder you from making progress. What is pride? Excessive preoccupation with one’s interest, opinion and one’s self. Pride is an overestimation of one’s value.
To resist in our opening scripture means to ‘stand in battle formation against’. It does not matter who you are, when you are proud, God will be against you; whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Naturalist, etc.
For some of you, it is your pride that is limiting you but you do not know. God is standing in battle formation against you because of your pride.
Repent from the sin of pride today and turn away from the excessive preoccupation you have of your own interest, opinion and self.
When Nebuchadnezzar was boasting about himself and his greatness instead of giving the glory to God, God gave him the mind of an animal and he left the palace, went into the fields and began to eat grass for seven years. After he had that experience, when he came back to his senses he lost all his pride and he knew he should always acknowledge and give all the glory to God. See Daniel 4:1-37.
You do not need to go through all that before you repent of the sin of pride. Humble yourself and God will give you more grace.
Dear Father, I humbly repent from every way I have manifested the sin of pride; consciously or unconsciously in my dealings with men or towards You. I vow to always acknowledge you, to give you the honour and glory and to obey your Word to me. Give me the grace and wisdom to relate appropriately with everyone within my sphere, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
For further study, read:
Proverbs 29:23, Daniel 4:37, Luke 14:11,
1 Peter 5:5-6.
Doing the Word
Bible Reading: 30 Day Challenge.
Read Proverbs Chapter 22.
To Read The Gospels Once: Luke Chapters 22-24. To Read The Gospels Thrice: John Chapters 13-16, Matthew Chapters 1-3 and
Luke Chapters 10-12.
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