Pride

07/01/2019

What is pride ?

Psalm 119.68 : "You are good and beneficent, teach me your statutes!" The proud conceive against me falsities, I keep my heart with your heart, their heart is insensitive as fat, I do my delights of your law...."


Definition : an exaggerated feeling of one's own worth, an excessive self-esteem, which leads one to put oneself above others. He is the capital sin at the root of all other sins.


1 John 2.16 : "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, does not come from the Father, but from the world."


In his rebellion, Satan refused to accept the place assigned to him in the creation of God, out of pride him and the fallen angels: "Have not kept their rank" (Jude 6); "They wanted to equal God" (2 Enoch 29); "The Devil is at the origin of sin" (John 8.44, 1 John 3: 8); Satan also seduced Adam and Eve into rebellion against God by telling them, "You would not die."


Samuel 22.28 : "You save the afflicted people, but with your eyes you lower the proud."


Modern society built on bases and values ​​contrary to The Word of God is in revolt against its creator. The system is increasingly opposed to God's values ​​by destroying nations. Thus, Satan is the "God of this world", it is in this sense that he seduces men and leads them to rebellion against God. The proud listens to prejudices, vanity, arrogance, vanity and jealousy. It is the personal value at the expense of consideration due to others.


1 Timothy 6.3 : "If anyone teaches false doctrines, and does not cleave to the holy words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, he is swollen with pride, he knows nothing...."


When we see the world and its values ​​today we can clearly say that there is a demonic influence at work, we can see all the evil and sin in increasing measures. In this perverted world, who can point to the justice of a cause apart from Christ? The proud will always be able to make beautiful speeches with an affable complexion. The silence will always be wiser and the Holy Word the sun of our soul. God's plan for us is that we lead a pure life through faith and love. Whoever contradicts the truths taught by the Lord Jesus to the Spirit of the anti-Christ.


John 2.22 : "Who is a liar, except he who denies that Jesus is the Christ?" This is the antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son.


Conclusion: pride is a bad motivation, he lures the puppets with palaver. This sin is always drawn through the hand of the Satan monster. He sows discord that turns hearts into rock. Fortunately, pride can be shattered by love because God does not expect anything from the flesh, he has definitively put it aside as a bad thing. In other words, she no longer has any legitimate rights over us. The humble does not condemn, it is a heart of a good conscience, it is a responsible attitude that can make God any request whatsoever. God no longer considers us "in the flesh" but "in the Spirit". Before God, the life of the believer is in the image of his Son Jesus Christ.


Galatians 5.26 : "Let us not seek vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another." Amen !