Thursday, February 27, 2014
Read: Daniel 4:24-33 & Proverbs 18:12
“…Is not this great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?” (Daniel 4:30 KJV)
Pride is a terrible disease of the mind that will manifest openly no matter how you try to conceal it. When it is treasured in the mind, it will make you behave as if you were greater than everyone else. Those who are proud generally conduct themselves in a stupid or haughty way (Dan. 4:30). They go about trying to showcase themselves to everyone who comes across them. They place their achievements, grades, virtues, talents or possessions on the shelf where everyone can see them. They raise their shoulder higher than those of their neighbours and colleagues. They raise their voices higher than the voices of all people around them. They highlight what they have done or achieved while they play down on what others have done.
Those who are proud in the society are easily identified. They dress to stand out of the crowd. They raise their shoulders high in the church. They tell those who listen to them “I know my own class. Do you expect me to seat with these common carpenters, traders and others in our society? Of course not (Prov. 18:12)!” You are proud if that describes your attitude.
There is no class in the church. We are all equal before God.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, in your Holy name, I rebuke all the spirits of stupid pride against the soundness of my mind.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 64. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).