Ever think or feel like you have a better idea than God? A better plan than Him? That your will is better than His? There are five letters of the alphabet when put together in the right order sum up what this is, and the word comes with a big warning. PRIDE. Pride is sin against God. It is despicable to God. It is an abomination to God. And He makes plain and clear in the Bible over and again we need to GET RID OF PRIDE. We need to HUMBLE OURSELVES before Him!
The Lord’s plans and purposes are not just better. They are best. Because He is Lord of Lords, King of Kings, forever almighty God!
When the Holy Spirit shows us we have pride in our thoughts, words, and/or actions, we need to get rid of it. Immediately!
Father, shine your light on us by your Holy Spirit. Show us where there is pride. Bring the conviction and correction we need. Remind us to humble ourselves whenever the need arises. Cause us to not remain in our pride. Forgive us of it. And help us to leave it behind. Amen!
“Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord;
Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.” Proverbs 16:5