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Dealing with Pride
March 31, 2008, 11:36 pm
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There is a sin that will keep us from doing the things that God would rather us do. We are speaking on one of the 7 deadly sins. This deadly sin is the cult prate that they all stem from. It is Pride. Pride is a sin we all share. There are plenty of scriptures of this sin. The best detector is this: how much are we bothered by the pride of others? And if we feel attacked, is our response: “ other people are worse”. Another indicator of pride is competitiveness. There is nothing wrong with playing to win, provided the joy is in the playing. If our happiness depends on defeating others or knowing your child is the star of the team, we are building a world of illusion. We will be looking at the book of Proverbs.

Lets read some scriptures on this.
Pro 11:2 “When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom”.

Lets take a look at a few more.
Isa 2:11 “The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day”.
Pro 13:10 “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom”.
Jer 49:16 “Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thynest as high as the eagle, I will bring thy down from thence, saith the LORD”.

We have to remember that God is always in control.

Here are 3 ways to destroy pride.
1.Be grateful to any and everyone, treating everything people for you as great gifts. and being grateful, making it your lifestyle.
2.Ask for forgiveness from God for Pride. The more this offends you the more pride you have.
3.Ask God to break your pride no matter what it takes. What good would it be if you have a good reputation, looks, great family, if you have no real love for God?

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