23 Pride ends in humiliation,
while humility brings honor. ~ Proverbs 29:23
I have said it many times over the years, and I’ve lived it out in my life. If you want to know what pride does to a man, how if affects life around him, how it affects a family, a marriage, friends and a career, come sit down with me for a cup of coffee and I’ll teach you, I will share with you from real life experience.
Pride is the root over ALL SIN, actions and reactions. When you are full of pride you can so far as to believe that you are above the rules of life, the anger of God. Pride is of the devil and it grows and grows until it destroys you and all that is around you. In the end humiliation is the result…. and that is NO fun!!! But that is the very place a man can find truth and redemption……..
To live a life of humility is not easy because most of us try to live this way in our flesh and not in our spirit. Our flesh is weak, our heart is deceitful and the result is walking life in pride after awhile. True humility is from the Lord, it comes from KNOWING him, loving him and resting each and every minute of each day in him. The ONLY way to really know him is through His word… PERSONALLY read it, study it and fall in love with Him…. find the beauty of Jesus….and rest in the place that he speaks about. It is there that you realize who you are, it is there you find security, fulfillment and LOVE that wipes pride off the map in your life. it is there that this scripture comes to LIFE…..
Hebrews 4:12 (ASV) For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.
This is what the word of God does…LIVE IN THIS PLACE and you can get away with nothing… the Holy Spirit will ALWAYS guide you in your thoughts, actions and reactions.
For me I wake daily to this…. “I cannot be trusted with my life, I need you Jesus!!!”
Now go out and have an EPIC day today