Humility and Pride

Why do we want to take a month of devotional blogs just to think about the subjects of humility and pride? Good question. But if we are really honest with ourselves we must acknowledge the fact that the subject of pride isn’t usually very far from any one of us. And as I think about my own heart, I recognize how my own pride is constantly rearing its ugly head in my life. The “old man” in me loves pride and resents humility. So at least for me what God says about humility and pride is something that I need to be reminded of often. We won’t have to look into God’s Word very long before we see that pride is something God hates, and humility is something He rewards. Since the very first sin by Lucifer in heaven, God has hated pride. And if you think about it, since all sin is pointed at God, and all sin has pride as its basis, it is no wonder why God detests it so much. So for this month let’s see what God has to say about it.

June 20, 2020

When the LORD "lifts up His hand," watch out!

"Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble."

Psalm 10:12

June 19, 2020

Heaven is populated by spiritually bankrupt souls.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 5:3

June 18, 2020

God honors the humble in spirit.

"A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit."

Proverbs 29:23

June 17, 2020

There is shame at the end of pride, but wisdom comes with humility.

"When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom."

Proverbs 11:2

June 16, 2020

There is shame at the end of pride, but wisdom comes with humility.

"When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom."

Proverbs 11:2

June 15, 2020

Meekness brings peace.  Peace does not exist in an atmosphere of pride.

"But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."

Psalm 37:11

June 14, 2020

A humble, childlike faith counts with God.

"Whosoever, therefore, shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven."

Matthew 18:4

June 13, 2020

Which will you receive from God?  His scorn, or His grace?

"Surely He [Jehovah] scorneth the scorners: but He giveth grace unto the lowly."

Proverbs 3:34

June 12, 2020

God's direction and instruction are reserved for the humble in heart.

"The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way."

Psalm 25:9

June 11, 2020

The believer humbles his/her heart before the Lord and casts his/her worries on Jesus.

"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time:  Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you."

1 Peter 5:6-7