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Humility and Pride

God has been using a  faithful friend to open my eyes to a problem I have. If you know me at all, you probably guessed it; it’s pride. I’ve also been reading an excellent boook by C.J. Mahaney called Humility: True Greatness. He says that “pride is when sinful human beings aspire to the status and position of God and refuse to acknowledge their dependence on Him”  Wow! No wonder God hates pride!

C.J. defines humility excellently “Humility is honestly assessing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness.” Jesus is the ultimate example of humility; the King of Kings leaving the worship and glory of Heaven to come to earth, live a simple, poor life, and die a horrible death to take our sins upon him. He did it because he loves us.

1 Peter 5:5 says God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble.  Do I really want God to be opposed to me? Or do I want His sweet grace? We should pray daily for humility.

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