Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Watch your pride.
In fact, pride is the root of all sin! Pride is the sin we all struggle with from time to time.Pride is one of those things that God hates. "To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance,evil behavior and perverse speech." (Proverbs 8:13) Paul also warned us that do not think of yourself more highly than you ought (Romans 12:3).King Nebuchadnezzar was the most powerful king from 605-562 BC. As king Nebuchadnezzar grew in power and might, he also grew very prideful. God make the king an example to warn us. God drove the king from men and made him dwell with the beast of the field and ate grass like cattle.His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.(Daniel 4:33) Until the king repented and brought back to his senses, he acknowledged God as the king heaven.The king confessed, "Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble."(Daniel 4:37) Peter's pride and over confidence made him to deny the Lord three times. He learnt that lesson by saying "God opposes the proud but give grace to the humble."