Apostle Grace Lubega
James 4:6 (KJV); But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Pride is a spirit but it is also the state of a man’s heart.
One of its biggest dangers lies in the fact that a man may be proud and yet ironically pride himself in being the most humble of all men. By its nature, pride hides in the deepest part of a man’s heart and assures him of its absence through the outside expressions of humility.
A proud man may fool others through his humble gesticulations, pious body carriage and soft words. He may even fool himself but he cannot fool God.
Pride is any consciousness of the self. It expresses itself in ways that many people are not even conscious of yet when they are weighed on the scales of truth, they are found wanting. It may be in how one only ever prays for his needs and never those of others–that is pride. It may be in the reasons why we serve God, as a means to an end and not out of the revelation of His love for us–that is pride.
Why do you pray? Why do you give? Why do you serve? Why do you worship? Why do you do the things that you do?
God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. This means that He can never use a proud man. If you must be used by God, the first place of your consecration is to allow the Lord to deal with your heart.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 139:23-24; Psalm 51:17
GOLDEN NUGGET: God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. This means that He can never use a proud man. If you must be used by God, the first place of your consecration is to allow the Lord to deal with your heart.
PRAYER: Father I thank You for this word. I avail myself to be used by you. I have given and yielded my life to the Potter’s hand. Lord, examine my heart and help me. Prepare my heart, deal with me, kill me that I may truly live because there is no life worth living save that which you give me, it is eternal, redeeming, purposeful and defining, in Jesus’ name, Amen.