The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives. Proverbs 27:21
Pride says that you’ve arrived in your place as an Apostle of Christ, conquering, convincing, trusting, right theology, right practice, worthy of judging the weak and stupid. While in sobriety all that is said is goo goo ga ga. Know your role. Know humility. Revere God, hate pride.
“Brethren, the Holy Scripture crieth to us saying: “Every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Lk 14:11; 18:14). Since, therefore, it saith this, it showeth us that every exaltation is a kind of pride. The Prophet declareth that he guardeth himself against this, saying: “Lord, myContinue reading “Benedict on Humility”
“Pride is a form of insanity.” ~ Bill McLeod
For years pride had me pressing the pedal to the metal in the proverbial car that is my calling. I now realize that steering and the others functions of driving are just as important. I know how to use the gas pedal which is good. Now to steer… without letting off the gas!
The ego has a way of self defining what we are capable of, who we are, and what we are willing to venture out and try. But, when God says “Go speak to this person or that person.” He does not consult our egos first, seeing if we are willing or able to accomplish suchContinue reading “Ego Trippin’”
My worst enemy has the same name as me. He likes to be mentioned and recognized. I despise it. Every time some well intentioned friend sings his praises a proverbial axe chops away at the many months progress that had been made. Pride is my worst enemy, I hate him. He makes my life aContinue reading “Me and My Pride”