The other day I was reading my facebook newsfeed and Jim Tune, a minister in Canada, posted the following: “To be proud is to fight God for His glory.” It’s easy to have an inflated sense of importance isn’t it? But pride is a deadly sin. It usually makes us unteachable. It kills our growth and destroys our relationships. The Bible says, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) The Scripture also says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6). Humility is the only answer for pride. Jesus, the God/Man, Himself shows us the way of humility. He left the glories of heaven for the suffering of earth. He left unimaginable riches to become a poor Palestinian peasant. He left continuous worship for contempt from the very creatures He made. He took off a crown and accepted a cross. Jesus, the one who had every right to be proud, became humble simply because He loved us. This week I pray each of us will walk in the way of Jesus.
Under His Mercy,
Derek Dickinson, Minister