Apostle Grace Lubega
Isaiah 28:1 (KJV); Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
The phrase in our theme scripture “overcome with wine” means to be addicted. This may not necessarily be to wine itself, but to any other destructive habit.
There are people who know God, serve Him and love Him. These people know the Scriptures like the back of their hand; however, they have failed to come out of certain addictions.
For years they have prayed, fasted and sought God for deliverance regarding these addictions but have failed to see tangible change in their lives.
Our theme Scripture tells us that these addictions are not only as a result of pride, but are the “crown of pride”.
The mistake that these people make is that they rebuke the addiction instead of examining themselves to address the core issue, which is pride.
If you find yourself in perpetual addiction, failing to stop doing the things that you know you ought not to do, you are most probably dealing with the spirit of pride.
When we humble ourselves, it gives God the opportunity to work in us. Pride has a way of hiding in a man’s heart that he may not know he is even proud. Allow God to search your innermost being and address pride. In this, you will find healing.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 11:2, James 4:6-7
GOLDEN NUGGET: When we humble ourselves, it gives God the opportunity to work in us. Pride has a way of hiding in a man’s heart that he may not know he is even proud. Allow God to search your innermost being and address pride. In this, you will find healing.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this wisdom. I am diligent in continually examining myself and walking in Your ways to ensure there is no pride in my heart. I exercise myself daily in humility and by this, I overcome, to the glory of Your name, Amen.