That Stinging Pride

SEPTEMBER 26

Pride sign

Pride stings and when the harsh realities of prides destructive wake dawns on my soul, I find myself yet again wondering what the heck was I thinking?

It’s amazing that I even have any pride. Really. Am I so foolish to actually think I’m so smart as to know more then God? Pride sucks. It sucks the Joy out of every good blessing from The Lord. It sucks the peace right out of every quiet and reflective moment God gives me. Pride whispers, prods and talks too much. I can trace almost every bad decision I’ve ever made back to my pride. And when I’ve succumbed to my pride again, I look up to find my pride long gone as the Light of Jesus Christ shines His light on me on my disgrace.

But praise God for His patient Grace. He is constantly teaching me how to distinguish His voice from the voice of my pride until I begin to hear pride’s voice as an annoying, scratchy, unbearable sound to my ears. Despite this, pride never shuts up and I have to constantly work to shut out pride’s grating voice and tune my ears to the soft uttering of the Lord’s sweet voice. Trust that soft voice and learn to distinguish when He is speaking to your heart and when your pride attempts to interrupt. The soft voice brings wisdom while the that loud, obnoxious voice only leaves you in disgrace. I know this all too well. Peace, Sean Gutteridge

Today’s Scripture:

Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Psalm 22:8

“He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”

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