Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Faith and Pride Can't Co-exixt

Hab 2:4 "Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith."

This Scripture contrasts pride with faith. We are not to look to ourselves but to Jesus.

Remember our ability comes from God and all good things are from the Father. James 1:17 Our wealth is a gift from God, Deut 8:18 and Jesus is the source of our life.

Job 40:11,12 Talks of bring the proud low.
Daniel 4:30-37 Nebuchadnezzaar lost his kingdom because of pride. After he gave God glory, his kingdom was restored to him.
Luke 18:14 Publican and pharisee. God is not impressed with our righteousness but with humility.
1 Peter 5:5 It is to our benefit to be subject to elders and be humble with others.
James 4:6 God is opposed to proud but grace to the humble

Faith is reliance on God, pride is reliance on yourself.

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