” For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.” ( Galatians 6:3).” Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.”(Proverbs 16:18,19).”By humility and fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life.”(Proverbs 22:4). If you are having contentions with people it is because of Pride.” Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” ( Proverbs 13:10). Why do we get offend? It is because of our Pride. Stop and think, we are suppose to be crucified with Christ. Our old selves are not suppose to be living any more. So why should we get so offend and defend a dead person? “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” ( Galatians 2:20). “Great peace have they which love thy law:and nothing shall offend them.” ( Psalms 119:165). “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”( Romans 6:11). I don’t know of anywhere in the Bible where pride is considered a good thing. God did make our personality’s all different, and pride seems to be a temptation to us all. We need to channel our pride in the right direction, into glorifying the Lord and his awesome works. ” I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.”( Psalm 34:1-3).”Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”( Matthew 5:5). Meekness is no weakness, it is strength under control. “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. “(Matthew 11:28-30). There is a certain rest, and peace to be found in the meekness of Jesus Christ when we come to him and learn of him. Funny thing about pride, if you think you don’t have a problem with it, you do, and if you think you are humble, you’re not. Pride is what brought down Lucifer. Pride is something that we all will have to battle for the rest of our lives, but remember, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”( Philippians 4:13). We should take some pride in our work and do all to the glory of God. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”(I Corinthians 10:31). If we will just follow Jesus, and learn his Word, and ask the Lord to fill us with the Holy Spirit and give us the Lord’s humility, he will, and meekness and true humility will just come naturally out of love.”Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but everyman also on the things of others. let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of man. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself. and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:3-11).”He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”( Micah 6:8).
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.