4.12.2010

Proud as a Peacock

"Proud as a Peacock"
(Photo taken at Cincinnati Zoo - school outing)
Pride is not a good thing. The more my eyes are opened to pride, the more it's everywhere. Like dust bunnies in the corners, it just multiplies. It almost seems that the Lord is allowing me to get beaten over the head, bumped in the rear and generally stepped on - and know that most of the source of the resulting pain is pride. But it's not just out there --- it's in here, too. He's using the bumps to cause me to look inward and see where I've been sinfully proud, too.
And painfully bumped others.

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
James 4:6

(Clip called 'Humble vs. Humble' - or listen to the whole sermon: "Humble Christians")