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Pride and Prejudice

  • When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom. Prov. 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 on your heart instead of your clothing. These are two great hindrances to the Holy Spirit dwelling 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 leave 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 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 (Pro. 16:18). When we become prideful the scripture tells us that destruction, a fall, and shame is coming. 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 them all. When we begin to think that we are somehow better, we are just walking in our pride again.

    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 proven wrong.

    Prayer: 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.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Pride! Pride is why when someone says hurtful things I get my feelings hurt instead of knowing who I am in Christ! And boy can we fall hard! Luckily our Father is quick to pick us up and forgive our pride! We only need to ask! Praise God for that knowledge :) Thank you Pastor for your wonderful daily messages. They do inspire me. Pastor's Prayer: 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.
April 11, 2016
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith Amen
April 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen. Knowing who you are in Christ, helpes you look at so many things so different. I love the scripture Eph. chapter 1, I am loved, Blessed, Adopted,  accepted,  Redeemed, Forgiven,  Called, Sealed. and much more.
April 11, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan                 Amen!!!!!!!!!
April 11, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson We are all equal and should help one another no matter what color, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. We are Gods children and should love and care for each other NO MATTER what for God is Our Father and made each one of us in his own image!  Father in Heaven, thank you for the love you show and give us. I love you with every breath of my being now and forever more into infinity!
April 11, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Amen!
April 11, 2016
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Dianne Freeman
Dianne Freeman Amen!!!
April 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 11, 2016
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith Thank you for this word.  May God create in me a Humble Heart to walk in His Ways.  Amen
April 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 11, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes, Lord, amen. 
April 11, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
April 11, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner thank you great word as I got pregant fourth time angery toward him something very strong process try to ask help forgiveness which hard . Iknow unlike disfunctioal family raise don,t give example that  communcation take back burn love grows cold saw as the oldest . I know example I set very imporant the little girls growing every day become young women looking to me for honsty what love is thankyou  this gret message seem something rember as look at relatship how not get pride or bitterness get the way.
April 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, Heide
April 11, 2016
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Rechab Vendero
Rechab Vendero I admittedly struck by today's word as I myself has been facing this kind of attitude which I am still trying to overcome to it and get through with this kind of attitude in life, I do hope that one day God will bless me with his guidance top open up my eyes widley to understand the true spirit of being a selfless person to others and not to judge other person's weaknesses instead will appreciate everything he does to this world for us human being able to witness his glory.   To God be the glory unto the highest..   Regards   Rechab
April 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt God created us all different, and just wants us to love others and accept them the way God created them. I do believe that if we do not love the way God made us that we can not love others through Christ. God has a plan for each one of His sheep. You can be humble and still love the way God made you.
April 11, 2016
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen!
April 11, 2016
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall Amen please yall bare with me I do not know how to get around in this site yet I am learning lol No disrespect intended I just don't know when someone sends me an invite or anything else please forgive me
April 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, Pride goes before a fall. The Holy Spirit will show me when I am beimg prideful and thinking about my self. I love the scripture, Phillipians 2:1-16, (This passage is on humility),If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection, compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, united in Spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conciet, but with humility of mind let each of you reguard one another as more important than himself Do not merely look out for your own personal intrests, but also for the intrests of others. ( We need to know who we are in Christ, to look out for our own personal intrest) Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equility with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond servrnt and being made in the likeness of man. And being found in apprearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. This is just the first 7 verses, You can read the other verses.  I pray that I can live out this passage in my Christian life. I have to read it often to remember what humility is.
April 11, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
April 11, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
April 11, 2016
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Sharon Peterson
Sharon Peterson I really like the quote from C.S. Lewis.
April 11, 2016
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Carol P
Carol P I love the C.S Less quote too.  
April 11, 2016
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Esther Lee
Esther Lee Amen!!
April 11, 2016
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Carol P
Carol P     I really enjoy all of your devotions.  They are great in that they can be read when one needs an encouraging word any time of the day or night.  The need for encouragement does not always coincide with when the church's doors are open.     Also, it can be difficult to ask for encouragement for some/many people.  Especially shy or introverted folks.  ♡♡♡     Yay!  They point toward what the Word of God says.  The only way to go.  
April 11, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!
April 11, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ This is a good one.  It requires of me to peer deep into my soul and see if I am prideful when a plan, suggestion or idea results in fruitful returns.  I do hope for recognition of my work in achieving the final goal, is this pride, ego or a normal desire?  I do not think I am better than others.  I do seek praise for good thoughts and ideas.  I feel this is seeking outside of God and me for approval.  My faith is lacking, more prayer and meditation is necessary. Thank you, Dion for the guidance in this area of my journey.
April 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Lord search my heart, if you find anything unclean please replace it with your peace and joy, like only your capable of doing in Jesus Precious name Amen!!
April 11, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen 
April 11, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
April 11, 2016
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Janice Rushen
Janice Rushen Again, perfect timing.  What I have always believe, you have confirmed.  Thank you!
April 11, 2016
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Janice Rushen
Janice Rushen I have always believe in that we must treat others as we want to be treated.  To always be kind as we don't know what that person has gone through, to give what we can to others, and to be kind to everyone.  We are all equal...God created us this way.  I also know that we are to forgive...to forgive, forget and move on.  So this is what I do.  But there are those who don't forgive...and as I read this ...I realize it is not for me to judge that person...if they can not forgive then they can answer to God.  I know I have tried and now I am done.  I have moved on and no longer worry.  God is my protector and guide.  He is with me always....especially on those hard days.  I just have to ask him to walk with me and he does.  Thank you Lord! Amen.  
April 11, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion. <3 
April 11, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Help me to walk humbly with you and to speak with grace.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
April 12, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Pastor,for sharing Gods word and the prayer.Lord help me to see others as you see them,and to keep a humble heart,and to have a closer walk with you each day.In Jesus name I pray.
April 13, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
April 17, 2016