Ever wondered why you are like this? Why you do the things you don’t want to do? The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart.
What is the problem of the heart? The pride of this life. Social media is abuzz with humans boasting about themselves, desiring recognition and appreciation.
Of the many things God hates, pride is number one (Proverbs 6:15-17).
What does pride really do to the heart? How does pride influence our way of life?
3 effects of pride on our hearts;
The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
Satan was deceived because of pride. He believed he could actually take over from God.
2. Hardens heart
But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
When we become proud our heart hardens. Eventually we lose the former glory of honour and favour.
3. Creates contention
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Pride causes fights and divisions. Saul, overtaken by pride desired to kill David. He hated the praise his people gave David.
How can we overcome the issues of the heart and protect it from pride? Learn humility and being poor in spirit from Jesus to stay in God’s Word. Be led by the Spirit of God to do His will and not our own. We need to put on the whole armour of God to guard our heart from deceitful spirits that prowl around us daily.
There is little time left on earth now. Maranatha, Praise God and Amen.
Used with permission from Nehemiah Zion.