Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pride is not good when we relate to the environment

These are wise words that Jorge sent me and I want to share with you:

"Peace in Christ/Paz en Cristo,
Life is never without a duel; it would seem that the fight within us can be the most contentious. If I have learned anything it is that a humble heart is what the LORD most cherishes and a prideful heart is something he hates. It is no wonder that the enemy aggressively attempts to fill the heart of man/woman with arrogance and pride. Be careful with this deceitful intrigue.
I am reminded of the great loss King Saul suffered because he did not take this important teaching into serious consideration. The following interaction between the Prophet Samuel and Saul is recorded in 1 Samuel 15:22-23 and it highlights the errors that led Saul to an end full of agony.
And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
The sad reality of Saul’s displeasure and bankruptcy was due to something so simple: his feelings and his thoughts. If only Saul would have had the strength of humbleness and if he would had heeded to the Word of God, Saul would have finished his days in peace.
Remember what the LORD promised “blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matt. 5:5). Do not be dismayed for the LORD has never been wrong, truly “pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling” (Prov. 16:18). Therefore stay humble, be meek (Matt.11:29), for our blessings depend upon it.
Your brother in the faith,

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