Thursday July 16, 2015 “Pride”

James 4:6 “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
One of deadliest and insidious attacks of the enemy on the church is that of inspiring pride. And he is pretty good at this one because he exercised pride and that got him kicked out of heaven. Pride makes everyone sick but the one afflicted by it. God hates pride (Proverbs 8:13) and it separates us from Him.
The Pastoral Ministry gift is God’s answer to pride. Jesus was the ultimate pastor and He humbly put others above Himself (ultimately at the cross) and He taught us to forgive and love.
Pray that Pastors lead by example being humble servants and that those who have a shepherd’s heart will be accepted as God’s gift to destroy a prideful spirit that can destroy a church and the nation.

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