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Topic: Learning for Life (08/23/04)

TITLE: Pride Keeps Us From Life's Lessons From God
By Desert Rose
08/28/04

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The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. Psalm 25:9

Because of your pride you rejected His Love
Because of your pride you ignored His Words
Because of your pride you would not learn
Because of your pride you would not forgive
Because of your pride you would not give unconditionally
Because of your pride you kept what He gave you to give to others
Because of your pride you put yourself above others
Because of your pride you coveted more than your share
Because of your pride you made slaves of His children
Because of your pride you tried to take His Glory
Because you would not let go of your pride, He could not save you

Because of your pride there is now sickness and death
Because of your pride there is now hunger and poverty
Because of your pride there are now orphans and widows
Because of your pride there is now selfishness and blasphemy
Because of your pride there is now divorce and homeless
Because of your pride there is now theft and destruction
Because of your pride there is now killing and war
Because of what pride does, now all pride must be destroyed

Therefore, children of God, reject pride and hold onto the Love of God

Colossians 3
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Isaiah 54
13All your children shall be taught by the LORD,
And great shall be the peace of your children.
14In righteousness you shall be established;
You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;
And from terror, for it shall not come near you.


Member Comments
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Al Boyce08/30/04
Yes, pride is one of the most difficult things to overcome. Even our own righteousness we sometimes prop up like an idol. Thanks for this lesson.
Lucian Thompson08/30/04
Pride, the original sin, how it keeps itís dirty secrete; do it, God wonít care! Well said, Leslie!
addie mattern08/30/04
I loved the form of your wirting and powerful lesson within it. If we all tried to get rid of a little pride each day, we could be more loving people
Kenny Paul Clarkson08/31/04


No wonder God resists the proud. Fine article!
L.M. Lee09/01/04
boy your article certainly puts the real face on the mask of pride.