It’s okay to be proud, but don’t overdo it.
Lucifer was cast out of heaven. A fallen angel who reigns in the earth; known by the name Satan. All because of pride.
He over estimated himself. It is really easy to do. That’s why I call pride…The easy sin.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary says: Pride- Inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one’s own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, accomplishments, rank or elevation in office, which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.
But, I submit that pride is sometimes so subtle. When Eve was in the Garden of Eden; the serpent simply wanted her to be independent and make her own decision and to override God; but he just didn’t present it that way.
How many times have you been just about to do something that you know you have to do and the “thought” comes to do something else; sometimes in direct opposition to what you know you’re supposed to do?
It is said that Satan is the king of pride. Pride is considered to be demonic and in fact, there are more people affected by the sin of pride than there are people who are homosexuals.
Pride is like a germ; it spreads and it’s everywhere; it’s easy to catch. If you don’t believe me…go to a funeral and see people who you haven’t seen in years. Now here comes the question: What have you been doing all of these years?”
Now careful….with your answer; lest you take yourself too seriously.
We live in a dual world as believers. On the one hand, most of us are raised to be proud and God-fearing. On the other hand; the bible is very clear telling us not to overdo it! ” I LIKE THIS:
Proverbs 16:17-18 (King James Version)
17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him. Romans 12: 3
Who me? I am a work in progress; working to be more humble each and everyday.