"Put on Humility"


GOOD MORNING!


DEVOTIONAL:

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18


Pride is a dangerous sin. Nothing brings more destruction to our nation, our homes, and our relationships than a prideful spirit. Pride promotes dissension and division. There has never been an argument or a strongly opinionated conversation that stirs up strife where pride was not the major factor.


Are you critical of others? Do your words hurt your relationships? Is your opinion on a certain matter the standard you expect others to live by?


Pride might feel like strength in the moment, but it is a dangerous and deceptive weakness that always leads to destruction - in a nation, a home, and in relationships. When someone has an over-inflated opinion of himself or herself, they often act in an overbearing way, that’s called prideful arrogance, which is always an unattractive and destructive quality.


The apostle Paul penned in Philippians 2:4, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” This requires a humble heart. Verse 3 says, “In humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Prideful people seek their own interests. It was beautiful when Christ put our interests above His own earthly comforts and died for us on the cross. Paul says, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus... He humbled Himself" [Vv. 5, 8]. The humble heart makes the good of others the focus of their interest and strategy and work. Jesus calls it, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself” [Matthew 22:39].


You are at your most powerful and influential when you humble yourself. Humility allows us to experience God’s power in our everyday lives. “God opposes the proud, but He favors the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor” [1Pe 5:5-6 NLT].


Much love and care,

Pastor Pat


Greece Assembly of God

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