Don’t Tell Me What To Do

Scripture “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” Genesis 3:5, NLT Quote Every time we disobey God we are exhibiting pride and the attitude that we know more than God. ~Charles Stanley {Every Day In His Presence}…

The Letter Kills

Scripture Who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. ~2 Corinthians 3:6, NASB Quote Mere Bible study, however diligent, does not make a person spiritual. ~John B. Phillips The Bible is a wonderful book. It…

The Savage Monster

Scripture A person’s pride will bring him low, but one who has a lowly spirit will gain honor. ~Proverbs 29:23, NET Quote The god of this world is pride. ~Martin Luther Dr. Graham’s September 29 devotion is about spiritual growth. We begin as babes in Christ, craving the milk of the word, but we are…

Priggery

Scripture The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! ~Luke 18:11, NLT Quote Man’s only infinite trait is his ignorance. ~Ya’akov Do you want a challenge mentally? Read Augustine or C.S. Lewis.  Yesterday, Augustine…

The Price of Rebellion

Scripture Human pride will be brought down, and human arrogance will be humbled. ~Isaiah 2:11, NLT Quote Anything that comes from God will justly turn bitter if it is unjustly loved by people who forsake Him. ~Augustine Jeff Strueker mentioned in his speech at the Kiwanis Club’s just prior to Memorial Day that he had his…

Proud As A Peacock

Scripture “Is this not magnificent Babylon, which I have built as a royal capital by my mighty power and for my glorious majesty?” ~Daniel 4:30, NRSV Quote Pride first, then the crash, but humility is precursor to honor. ~Solomon {Proverbs 18:12, Msg} Life can be humbling for even the proudest and the most successful. Nebuchadnezzar was…

Removing The Strut

Scripture Therefore, the Lord says: “I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of calamity. ~Micah 2:3, NIV Quote Pride always precedes a fall; it is a spiritual law and it is as real as the law of…

Be Careful

Scripture “Be careful that you don’t forget the LORD your God by failing to keep his commands, ordinances, and statutes that I am giving you today. ~Deuteronomy 8:11, CSB Quote Success is not final and failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Sir Winston Churchill There are twenty four “Be Careful’s” in Deuteronomy…

Humility Verses Pride

Scripture In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. ~ 1 Peter 5:5 (CSB) Quote Humility puts others first. ~David Walls This is coming up in my 1 Peter series but…

Little Stick–Big Hand

Scripture Can an ax overpower the one who uses it? Can a wooden pole lift whoever holds it? ~Isaiah 10:15, CEV Quote God can hit a hard lick with a crooked stick. ~Ya’akov Sennacherib, the king of Assyria and son of Sargon II, was a arrogant blow hard who thought himself to be an agent…