Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A PROUD HEART

"Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer."  -  Psalm 101:5


Has Heavenly Father ever had to deal with you about pride?  From personal experience I can tell you that a proud person hates to admit his problem with pride.

How can you tell if you have a problem with pride?  If you have an opinion about everything, if you are judgmental, if you can't be corrected, if you rebel against authority, if you want to take all the credit for yourself, or if you say "I" too often, you hve a problem with pride.

It is hard to let Heavenly Father get all that pride stuff out of us, but it is vital.  If we want to experience the power of being positive, we must realize it flows out of an attitude of humility.  When we recognize we are not always right about everything, it makes us teachable and willing to take correction.  It is only in the place of humility that Heavenly Father can bless us.

The enemy will attack and tempt you with a spirit of pride.  It takes effort to keep a right heart.  One of the most powerful things we have to guard against is a spirit of self-righteousness.

1 comment:

shydandelion said...

And it helps to remember that everything we have, including each breath, has been given to us!