I will exalt You Lord, for Thou has lifted me above my enemies, Your banner over me is love. I will exalt You Lord, for Thou has lifted me above my enemies, Your banner over me is love.// Who is like unto Thee O! Lord, Who is like unto Thee O! Lord, among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness, fearful in Praising doing wonders alleluia!

Ancient of Days, how great are Thou? Thank You for another day in Your Presence, Glorious Father, we adore You, we give You Praise forever in Jesus Name. Come in Your glory, come in Your Might, show us Your glory even as we fellowship with You today in Jesus Name.

Beloved, grace break protocols, if you believe shout “grace.” I decree into your life today that the grace of God be sufficient for you in Jesus Name. I desire the grace of God therefore may the abounding grace of God be made available for as many as are reading this devotional now in Jesus Name.

Today we look into “pride” opposite of “grace.” What is pride?” I will want us use the bible definition of “Pride” in Proverb. Prov 29:23 the Word of God said “”A  man’s pride shall bring him low; …”  also in Prov 16:18 – Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty Spirit before a fall.

Beloved, however you consider pride, it is an abomination before God. He also hates the proud look, (Prov 16:5, 6:17). But by mercy and truth iniquity is purged: (Vs 6).

Are you proud? Or how do I know if I am proud? We have many bible references who displayed pride and the wrath that followed their action.

Let go through our teaching for today to discover more:

“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty.” Proverbs 18:12

It is an old and common saying, that “coming events cast their shadows before them;” the wise man teaches us that a haughty heart is the prophetic prelude of evil. Pride is as safely the sign of destruction as the change of mercury in the weather-glass is the sign of rain; and far more infallibly so than that.

When men have ridden the high horse, destruction has always overtaken them. Let David’s aching heart show that there is an eclipse of a man’s glory when he dotes upon his own greatness. 2 Sam. 24:10. See Nebuchadnezzar, the mighty builder of Babylon, creeping on the earth, devouring grass like oxen, until his nails had grown like bird’s claws, and his hair like eagle’s feathers. Dan. 4:33.

Pride made the boaster a beast, as once before it made an angel a devil. God hates high looks, and never fails to bring them down., All the arrows of God are aimed at proud hearts. O Christian, is thine heart haughty this moment? For pride can get into the Christian’s heart as well as into the sinner’s; it can delude him into dreaming that he is “rich and increased in goods, and hath need of nothing.”

Art thou glorying in thy graces or thy talents? Art thou proud of thyself, that thou hast had holy frames and sweet experiences? Mark thee, reader, there is a destruction coming to thee also. Thy flaunting poppies of self-conceit will be pulled up by the roots, thy mushroom graces will wither in the burning heat, and thy self-sufficiency shall become as straw for the dunghill.

If we forget to live at the foot of the cross in deepest lowliness of spirit, God will not forget to make us smart under His rod. A destruction will come to thee, O unduly exalted believer, the destruction of thy joys and of thy comforts, though there can be no destruction of thy soul. Wherefore, “He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord”

Did you read that – “He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” do you glory in the Lord or you are full of your achievements and you think that it is by thou power, wisdom or knowledge? Take heed dearly beloved, lest pride enters your heart and you glory in your talents and not in God.

Beloved, the Scripture told us to glory in the Lord (Jer 9:24, 1 Cor 1:31, 2 Cor 10:17).

Beloved, many we conclude this way – Pride brings destruction but humility brings honour to a man.

Let us learn to humbly ourselves before God and we shall see our head crown with glory. May the Spirit of God help us in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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