Psalm 19:4 Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight O’Lord my strength and my Redeemer.
Proverbs 19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.
Pride prevents God’s best. Sadly many are blinded with pride and do not know it.
I was before my humiliation.
When you’re full of pride you can’t see it. You are consumed with how to get everything to unfold the way you prefer. You may even think you’re helping others in the process. (I know I did!) But the truth is you’re in it for yourself.
Before I knew Jesus I was blinded by pride. I was a perfectionist. Efficiency was my taskmaster. I thought I was being helpful telling others how to do things so it gets done the most efficiently.
But God revealed my pride as unloving judgment. Every time I held someone to a high standard I judged them rather than loved them.
Pride deceives. And why wouldn’t it? Considering it comes from the father of pride – Satan.
Proverbs 19:8 says whoever gets wisdom loves his own soul.
We know that wisdom comes from God.
When our words and the meditations of our hearts are pleasing to our Lord, we know we’re on the right track. Being humble is no problem. For we recognize where we stand. We know we can’t be righteous on our own. We trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
We are able to forsake all to follow Jesus as a disciple.
Do you have a problem humbling yourself?
Are you struggling with words and thoughts not pleasing to God?
If you answered yes, you need wisdom. The good news is God will gladly give you wisdom if you ask for it (James 1:5).
Thank you, God, for knowing our state and loving us anyway. Thank you for your generosity is giving us all we need to live a godly life from in Jesus Christ. Help us to turn from pride and to turn to wisdom. In Jesus’ name Amen.