Archive for 'Pride'

Of Pharisees and Lawyers

Luke 11: 42-46 Gal 5:18-25 / Psa 1:1-4,6 There will be glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does good . . . There is no partiality with God. (Romans 2:10-11) Those seats of honor in high places Will never put us in God’s graces. Nor man-made laws can guarantee Man’s passage to eternity. “Woe […]

Delusions of the Elite

Luke 9: 51-56 Zec 8:20-23 / Psa 87 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them? (Luke 9:55) If in our search for truth, others we Treat with prejudice or disdain, Take heed our self-righteousness may be Making what […]

Shameful Pride

Luke 14: 1,7-11 Phil 1: 18b-26 / Psa 42 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 14:11) To the “small” God’s favors will fall. Because the proud don’t heed His call. Those who seek to be truly meek In God’s eyes are greatest of all! […]

Be Careful What You Ask For

Matthew 20: 20-28 2 Cor 4: 7-15 / Ps 126: 1-6 “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” They answered, “We can.” Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup…” (Matthew 20: 22-23 ) Lord, take away all my ambition, Desire for prominence, and my pride… If serving You […]

Hardness of Heart

Luke 11: 29-32 Jon 3:1-10/ Ps 51:3-4,12-13,18-19 This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah. (Luke 11:29) We need not find wonders or signs To change our hearts hardened by pride; The Word of God alone defines The True Path that […]

The Blindness of Pride

Luke 6: 39-42 1 Tim 1: 1-2,12-14 / Psa 16 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Luke 6:41) Let us not presume to be wise, On our high chair giving advice; And should we start to criticize […]