Sneaky Subtle Pride
Sneaky Subtle Pride
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2 (ESV)
Lord, this week help reveal the areas of our lives that pride has crept into. We repent of this pride and turn to You. We need You each and every day.
But King Nebuchadnezzar didn’t think he needed God. He continued the lavish and sinful lifestyle he had grown accustomed to – pride told him that he didn’t need to submit himself to God’s authority although he was given a full year to change. Twelve months later, all that Daniel had interpreted came true and King Nebuchadnezzar was quickly humbled.
The book of Daniel is filled with many examples of the dangers of pride like this one, but also what can happen when we live humbly submitted to the Lord’s plan for our life. Daniel could have been prideful time after time when God saved his life, yet he remained fully submitted to God’s authority.
Many times, when subtle or not-so-subtle pride creeps into our lives, we have a chance to change. The simple acknowledgement that we are not self-sufficient can be the first step to remove the pride in our hearts. But it’s not always easy. Our culture encourages an attitude of “I can do it myself”, yet Scripture reminds us that we’re sinners in need of a Savior, and our process of sanctification is ever ongoing.
Let us remember to take notice of where in our lives are we relying on ourselves and repent of our pride and turn to Jesus.
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