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Is there pride in your path?

February 5, 2010

… "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

--James 4:6

The single biggest obstacle between people and God is pride. So you and I must be diligent to always remain humble before the Lord—intellectually, socially, and spiritually.

Intellectual pride is when people trust what they know, rather than living by faith. But Jesus told us to come to him like little children. It's his desire that we be teachable, transparent, and open with him and with others.

Social pride is when people want to feel important and try to surround themselves with the "in" crowd. But think about who Jesus' friends were. They were sinners… people who were rejected by the religious system of their day.

Spiritual pride is when people think they can somehow earn salvation. But they can't! Instead, grace demands that we humble ourselves before the Lord. Today's verse says it so clearly: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Please don't let pride or any of its subtle forms keep you from knowing and following Jesus!


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