Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
(Proverbs 16:18 (NIV))
Have you been able to overcome these attitudes?
Human nature is such a strange thing. It is so easy to slip into a state of pride and arrogance. We do it so often that many of us probably don’t ever realize that we are doing it! If you find this difficult to believe, simply look at the last time you experienced something like one of the following at work and how you reacted.
You finish up a large project of which 90% of the project was your contribution, and then someone else gets the credit.
You now the business and the job so well that everyone comes to you for answer, yet, someone else gets the promotion or the raise.
Did you find yourself responding with an attitude like, “How dare they do that. This company wouldn’t even be able to do what we do if it weren’t for me!”
I could go on and on with examples and responses, but the overall idea is that all of us can easily slip into attitudes that are far less than what we know we should do. We slip into pride and arrogance!
We need to keep our eyes on Jesus and recognize our sinful nature when it raises its ugly head. We need to turn away from our sinful nature and turn toward Jesus so that we don’t find ourselves headed for destruction and a fall.
Are you headed for destruction and a fall?
Copyright 1998 – 2018 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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