“THE PROUD RESIST GOD: in their understanding they resist the truths of God; in their will they resist the laws of God; in their passions they resist the providence of God; therefore, no wonder that God resists the proud.” Matthew Henry quoting James 4:7 “God gives grace to the humble, but He resists the proud”. This is a NT and OT theme.
Maybe you don’t understand what pride is? Pride is not just found in the boasting of your accomplishments and achievements, as false humility and self-righteousness is pride. Pride is also anytime you exalt your thinking over God’s Word. It is anytime you exalt your way over God’s way. Pride is anytime you do what you want and make your own decisions and blaze a path based on your fleshly wisdom rather than submit to God’s Word and His wisdom.
Often experience exalts itself over the Word and manifests itself in pride. Perhaps you do not know that the enemy of our souls often attacks through pride? It is how he fell and pride has shown to work on mankind throughout every generation. Do you not understand that true satanism is “I am my own god”? Two of the laws of satanism are: “Do what you will” and “love is the only law”. Interesting? There’s a reason the preaching coming out of the church is “just love”. But it’s not God’s love, it’s humanistic, fleshly, prideful, sinful love that does not obey God and spurns His Word.
Satan has turned love into sin through ignorance and tolerance. “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.” Proverbs 8:13 Do a regular pride checkup- it creeps in unaware. Let the Holy Spirit examine your heart for pride and repent of your own way, and He will abundantly pardon and bring a time of refreshing. Do what He wills. #runyourrace
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