Sunday – 27th July 2014

Pride resists Godly Wisdom


Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” Proverbs 16:18


God’s Word gives perspective for our lives: He directs our paths by His Spirit and Word—a Lamp for feet and Light for paths; without His shining we cannot see and without sight we settle . . . for whatever light we can get.

To compare what we settle for to what He planned is like comparing inches to miles, towns to nations, or a newborn to a wise experienced elder.

Conviction of this perspective is the Spirit’s gift; without the Spirit we are unconvinced, and unconvinced, we choose based on our own wisdom and inevitably pride has its way.

Pride governs the low path but on the heights of God we see clearly—He is for us!! God is Father, Son and Spirit—knowing Him is to know His Word perspective: “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness . . .”

Father, I pray… Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in my life—today! I ask for leading by Your Spirit and for the Light of Your Presence to fill my life. Forgive me – pride kept and restrained me because I did not receive Your Wisdom. I turn. I turn. I turn. Today, I turn from pride and into Your Word . . . into Your Light.

Adopted from Shirley Weaver’s Devotional