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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 theater, but it will not score you points with God. He looks at your heart instead of your clothing. These are two great hindrances to the Holy Spirit moving in your life. And each of us has dealt with one or both of them at some point.

    When we are prideful, arrogant, and haughty, we become our own god, and there is no room for another. When we already "know everything," then we leave no room to be taught the truth. We attempt to shape God into our own understanding, which turns out as warped 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, and promotion come. A wise person once described humility like this, "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."

    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 than those around us, we are just walking in pride again. Pride and prejudice walk hand in hand. Where you find one, you will usually find the other. They are a stench to God and will spiritually blind you.

    Separate yourself from these "old friends" daily and let the Holy Spirit fill that spot in your life. When given a choice, take the servant's path and put other's needs before your own. When meeting someone new, assume the best until they prove you wrong. Try and see the good inside of people, as Jesus would.

    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!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 23
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

Jan 23
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank You Heavenly Father for guiding me and your blessings each and everyday.  Amen

Jan 23
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God thank you for everything you do. I truly know that my hope is in you. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Jan 23
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for showing me the real me and for gently cleaning me up I'm the clay and your my potter and my everything I love you.

Jan 23
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jan 23
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen. Thank you for the reminder Pastor Dion.

Jan 23
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen 

Jan 23
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lord, please guide me today and help me make the right decisions. AMEN

Jan 23
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus, please guide us and help us to make the right decisions. Amen 

Jan 23
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

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!

Jan 23
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to show me the way to go, lead me to do what You expect from me and make the right decisions in my life. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord for all You do on our behalf, Amen. 

Pastor, thank you and Sylvia for the truthful messages you give us every day, God bless you both, Amen. 

Jan 23
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 23
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Jan 23
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

Jan 23
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 24