Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pride Vs Humility

“…Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble...” I Peter 5:5 NIV [italics & emphasis mine]

Humility (n), [Humble (v)] is a rare attribute even amongst Christians today. Everyone wants to be seen doing something “important” in the body of Christ. Pride is the opposite of humility, if you are not humble, you are proud-there is no middle ground…there is a difference between being proud (arrogant, pompous, snobbish, pretentious) and being happy (pleased, joyful, cheerful) for oneself-what you and God have achieved.

Humility is seeing and conducting oneself the way God sees and urge one to-no more (leading to pride) and no less (leading to false humility-which is also pride). James says God resists the proud; He actually comes down and WORKS AGAINST WHAT YOU DO. Like Lucifer, every-time we become proud, our downfall is not far [Prov 18:12]. We know we are proud if, ■we know everything, no one can tell us anything; ■every time there is a problem, its someone else’s fault, ■take credit to achievements (pass none to the group or to the Lord for provision of wisdom and strength).

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