“Pride Of Race, Place, And Face”

Posted: May 28, 2013 in Christian Life, Pride, Salvation
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“Pride is a curious, competitive thing.  You are not proud because you are rich; you are proud because you are richer.  You are not proud because you are good looking; you are proud because you are better-looking.”

C. S. Lewis wrote:  “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you’re looking down, you can’t see something that’s above you” – even if that “something” is God!  Here is a thought to copy down and carry with you throughout the day: “Pride” always demands that “I” be in the middle, but there’s no place for “I” in “humble.”  The quickest remedy for “I” trouble is looking up into the face of the great “I Am.” – Adapted from Your Daily Walk, Walk Thru The Bible Ministries.

When a Christian is tempted to act in a proud manner because of his race, face, or place in life, he must put on the whole armor of God and focus his attention on the breastplate of righteousness (Ephesians 6:14).  Consider this – “For who makes you differ from another?  And what do you have that you did not receive?  Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it” (1 Corinthians 4:7)?

We have no Godly righteousness apart from the righteousness of Christ that was put to our account when we trusted in Christ as our personal Savior (Romans 4:5).  Without His righteousness we can’t enter heaven (John 16:8-11).  Our good works are like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).  “There is none righteous, no, not one…” (Romans 3:10).  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 6:23).  “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).  Have you received God’s gift by faith?

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you will be saved (Acts 16:31).  Believe that He died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).  When you’ve done this you can have the assurance of your salvation instantly (1 John 5:13).

Thought: “Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.”

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