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Pride and Prejudice

  • When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 WEB

    The movie "Pride and Prejudice" might have scored good ratings at the theatre, but it will not score you points with God, who looks at your heart, instead of your clothing. These are two great hindrances to the Holy Spirit moving in your daily life, and each of us has dealt with one, or both of them at some point.

    When we are prideful, arrogant and haughty, we are our own god, and there is no room for another. When we already 'know', we leave no room to be taught the truth. Instead, we attempt to shape God into our own understanding, which turns out as bent and deceived as we are. We are often too proud to see our own prejudice, but God has a mirror that reveals it: His Word.

    Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18). When we become prideful, scripture tells us that destruction, a fall, and shame is coming our way. When we walk in humility, wisdom comes.

    "Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself, less." - C.S. Lewis.

    Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar (1 John 4:20). We should never be prejudiced because of someone's status or race, for God created us all. When we begin to think that we are somehow better, we are just walking in our pride again. Pride and prejudice go hand in hand, and where you find one, you will usually find the other.

    Separate yourself from these 'old friends' daily and let the Holy Spirit fill that spot in your life. When given the choice, take the servant's path. When meeting someone new, assume the best until you are proven wrong.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me today and help me make the right decisions. Let me see the world through Your eyes. Point out any pride or prejudice in my life and give me the grace to correct it, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, happy Saturday! For who are participating in our RHM Live Bible Study, we will be covering Luke Chapter Five this afternoon at 4pm EST. To join us, here is the page where you can participate, as well as find links to catch up with the previous chapters, if you wish: RHM Live Page


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

We are all created by Yahuah.

October 7, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

October 7, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Pastor, I thank you for using those incidents that happen in everyday life to teach us the word of GOD. So we can understand that JESUS faced the same incidents in his life. But GOD prepared us for them through his words in the Bible. Blessings.

October 7, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen to this one!

October 7, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen❤️

October 7, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you so much for these faithful truest teachings*** you fill my life every morning * and I thank God for you so much*** and pray for you so much** and please God soon*** I will be able to give again. I think it is so important to give to the real :) people!! So rare right now!

October 7, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!

October 7, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amazing.. The winds of change!! Stepping deeper into Him, surrenderance-hold on! Speacking of Me! Hold on, in Faith, let Him work!!

 

October 7, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

October 7, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father,fill me with the love and understandin I need.Help  me see what is to follow Your commands. In Jesus name I pray, Amen..

 

October 7, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumaredited: October 7, 2017

Yes Lord....help us see the world through your eyes!!!!!!!!

Thank you Pastor!!

 

October 7, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Sadly, those 'old friends" mentioned in today's devotional often claim to be the most devout Christians.To me, they are like the Pharisees in Jesus' time.

October 7, 2017
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Very true, Pastor Dion, thank you for the reminder. 

October 7, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

October 7, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 7, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me today and help me make the right decisions. Let me see the world through Your eyes. Point out any pride or prejudice in my life and give me the grace to correct it, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thanks Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

October 7, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please guide me today and help me make the right decisions. Let me see the world through Your eyes. Point out any pride or prejudice in my life and give me the grace to correct it, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 8, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

October 9, 2017