Teaching and pitfall of pride Apr 26, 2021 11:24:26 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Apr 26, 2021 11:24:26 GMT -5
My words will be in this color today
and Biblical Scripture in this color today.
one of the greatest great vulnerabilities of people,
It comes in so many packages:
Pride in physical outward beauty
Pride in wealth
pride in power
pride in intelligence
etc. etc. etc.
Pride was the downfall of Satan,
and also Adam and Eve.
When they saw,
what they 'thought'
was an opportunity for,
i.e. to be gods.
2 “Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre,
‘Thus says the Lord God,
“Because your heart is lifted up
And you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of gods
In the heart of the seas’;
Yet you are a man and not God,
Although you make your heart like the heart of God—
So I think, being in a 'teaching' position
( or even, especially,
but really, any Bible teacher)
This verse below, is one to consider carefully:
12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands
take heed that he does not fall.
1 Corinthians 10:12
Pride is a slick, sneaky enemy,
of the spirit of men and woman.
I think in the verse above is an example.
One may have been,
a shy retiring type,
somehow.... is put into a ministerial,
or teaching position...
And almost without knowing it,
pride tiptoes in...
We begin to look for recognition and/or applause!
Humans have to work hard to keep this in the forefront of their mind:
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverted mouth, I hate.
Sometimes, almost as soon as God blesses us,
in some way,
is when we need to be alert!
this is the case
(your blessing is still quite small)
5 that in everything you were enriched in Him,
in all speech
and all knowledge,
1 Corinthians 1:5
for feelings of some small amount of
that is subtly attempting to deceive you.
Did the wondering of how many 'likes' you may have gotten
start to take the place of the great commission?
However, that is where the 'sneaky' comes into play:
"I just 'wondered'
to see if God used me as a 'seed' planter,
in a non believer's heart.....
that could be a 1/2 truth.... is there even such a thing as a 1/2 truth?
Here is something to mediate on:
26 For consider your calling, brethren,
that there were not many wise according to the flesh,
not many mighty,
not many noble;
27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world
to shame the wise,
and God has chosen the weak things of the world
to shame the things which are strong,
28 and the base things of the world
and the despised God has chosen,
the things that are not,
so that He may nullify the things that are,
29 so that no man may boast before God.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Done for Today