Apostle Grace Lubega
James 4:6 (KJV); But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
One of the greatest dangers of the spirit of pride is that it is very obscure. Many people who are proud have no clue that they are because pride has a tendency to hide in the deepest recesses of a man’s heart.
Most people regard pride strictly from the physical perspective and never from the spiritual. When a man walks and behaves with noticeable piety, some assume that such an individual must be truly humble.
But that is not how God judges the hearts of men. Take an example of Moses. He was a man with a noticeable temper and it may have been difficult to associate such a temperament with pride. But what does the Lord say about him?
In Numbers 12:3, the Bible says that Moses was very meek, above all men on the face of the earth.
God resists the proud. Any man struggling in his relationship with the Lord must always examine himself in this light because pride is the wall that kills intimacy with God.
In dealing with pride, we must learn from David who in Psalm 139:23(MSG) says, “investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about…”
FURTHER STUDY: Numbers 12:3,
GOLDEN NUGGET: God resists the proud. Any man struggling in his relationship with the Lord must always examine himself in this light because pride is the wall that kills intimacy with God.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I yield my heart to You. Deal with me in ways that only You can. You alone truly know and understand me. You know what is hidden and broken in the deepest parts of me. Heal what must be healed; mend what must be mended; break what must be broken and uproot what You have not planted, in Jesus’ name, Amen.