“The Lord will destroy the house of the proud …” (Proverbs 15:25)
It has been said, “Pride is Satan’s last stronghold in the heart and the life of a committed Christian.” Someone else has said, “Pride is the first sin to enter a man’s heart and the last to leave.”
Regrettably, more often than not, our pride not only goes unchecked, but goes undetected and this is the root cause of so many issues in our life and ministry!
Think about all of the problems that we have in our life, our marriage, our ministry, and yes, even in our so-called movement. Isn’t it fairly easy to see that pride is at the root of much, if not all, of our problems. And yet, we are too proud to admit it! 😦
Again think about it, regardless of the circumstances, a proud spirit is almost always, if not always, at the root of our many contentions.
“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom” (Proverbs 13:10).
The quickest and surest way to see a man, a marriage, a ministry, or even a movement “destroyed” is for us to allow our sin of pride to go undetected and unchecked!
O Lord, help us – no Lord, help me – to pulldown the stronghold of pride in my life. Help me to follow in the humble footsteps of Jesus!