Today in our blog we want to learn about the dangers of Pride in our lives and our favorite verse today is 1 Corinthians 4:6-7 and it says:
Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos FOR YOUR BENEFIT, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written.” Then YOU WILL NOT TAKE PRIDE in ONE MAN OVER AGAINST ANOTHER.For WHO MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM ANYONE else? WHAT DO YOU HAVE THAT YOU DID NOT RECEIVE? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
FRIENDS, Every blessings is from God above including salvation that was purchased on the cross by the shading of the blood of Jesus on the cross and God in His own wisdom did this, so that we may have no reason to Boast. But human beings have lived in Ignorance of the word of God and overtime we have developed entitlement over the very things that we prayed and asked God to give us and we have given all credit to ourselves. This has caused God to desert His very people that He created and loved and He has turned His back against the human race and so, people are rich but diseases after diseases, trouble after trouble, struggle after struggle, discouragement and depression all over our TV and then my question is,…..But the blessings were supposed to add no sorrow, what Happened?
The Problem is we all have a tendency of forgetting easily. We get rich and forget the provider. Children are taken to school by their parents and they come back and treat the very parents who took them to school with alot of pride. While this is happening, can we sincerely say that we have taught our children humility? Because, It’s not money and material things we leave in our will after we die… but the stories that are edged in our children’s minds of a faithful God while we are alive. It’s our Godly faith that levels the playing field for the rich, poor, educated, and the voiceless. We can have nothing or everything … but without Jesus our life will be the most miserable of them all.Our responsibility as parents is to teach our children that love and obedience go hand in hand. My Mom used to tell us, ‘DELAYED obedience is disobedience.’ When love is at its best—honor, respect and submission comes naturally … never resisted.
Children that grow up without honor, respect and submission to God will become adults that think nothing they do is wrong. Our children may not have known or seen the many kind acts of the LORD … but we know that if it had not been for the LORD intervening and disrupting the evil plans of the enemy our troubles would have increased. The Word of God cautions us not to allow our hearts to deceive us into believing that everything we have in life was all our doings lest we turn aside and begin to serve other gods (material possessions, careers, family) and worship them. It’s very easy to fall into a ‘State of Pride’ where we take pleasure in our achievements and successes. Pride is hard to detect when all is well, and we are ruling our kingdom.
The person who understands the kindness of the Savior stays humble because they could have had far less than they have now. After we have eaten and our children are full we must not forget the LORD who bought us out of difficult times. When God can trust us, He blesses us more. The LORD’s anger can be provoked if we miss the opportunity to honor Him … and the heavens can be shut up. It’s easy to become puffed up with pride over our wins
May we not forget that with pride comes curses and with humility comes elevation 🙏
By Princess Cynthia