Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Revisionist history, guys, is alive and well and living on planet Earth.
Pride has been considered one of the seven deadly sins. It is a horrible thing to battle, in that it can grow stronger as we grow in other virtues, and work toward perfection. Of all the virtues we strive as Christians to attain, it is the single most allusive. As we work hard at chasing this goal, just when we think “I HAVE it!”, we have lost it.
Spurgeon, the greatest evangelist this side of Paul, said:
“Success exposes a man to the pressure of people and thus tempts him to hold on to his gains by means of fleshly methods and practices, and to let himself be ruled wholly by the dictatorial demands of incessant expansion. Success can go to my head, and will unless I remember that it is God who accomplishes the work, that He can continue to do so without my help, and that He will be able to make out with other means whenever He cuts me down to size.”
2 Samuel 7:18 (KJV);
“Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?”
Even King David was a humble man when he stood before the Lord; no matter how high we attain, if we would be perfect, we will not think we are perfect.
Proverbs 16:18-19 (NIV);
“Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed
than to share plunder with the proud.”
Solomon knew that Pride was to be avoided at all costs. In the final analysis, it is the meek that shall inherit the earth.
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.