Thursday, May 10, 2012

Proverbs 21:4

Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

We are going to flip in our Bibles and look at a couple of other passages this morning. If you don't normally open your Bible for our study, please considering doing so now.  Today's verse can be referred back to Proverbs 6:16-17. What does this passage say about these things?

That passage should be enough to scare us away from being prideful; yet I know that we have spoken about pride many times in our Proverbs journey. Today lets do something different. Let's visit some examples of pride in the New Testament. Do you notice a pattern in the passages below?

Luke 9:37-48
Luke 22:20-30
Mark 10:35-41

These men were with Jesus basically for 24/7 for three years straight...yet they still had an issue with pride.

Pride caused the first sin...and for many it is the last; because many die refusing to surrender their life to Christ.

I would like to close today with Philippians 2:5-11--Let this passage guide you in your closing prayer for today.


Belinda said...

I'm reminded of an elderly lady who worships at my former church. She was not blessed with children of her own, but all her life she ministered to the children of the church and her niece, whom she raised for a time. Everyone called this woman "Nonie" because she was like everyone's grandmother. She never did anything for herself, always for the children and the Glory of God. What a legacy to leave. She is still in reasonable health, but her mind is declining. Thankfully, there are those in the church who look out for her, as she looked out for their children and grandchildren.

Snoodles said...

Every time I read that passage in Philippians my eyes sting with tears and I have to pray for forgiveness for the pridefulness that I show. Awesome is an overused word today, but how awesome to consider that the Son of the Almighty humbled Himself so completely, and for what? For sinners like you and me....