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PRIDE AND HUMILITY

SPIRITUALLY ARROGANT

The religious leadership 2000 years ago clamored to be emulated. Their desire was to be honored and revered. They were spiritually arrogant and purposely placed themselves on a pedestal to receive everyone’s praise.

The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.”      Isaiah 57:15

“A humble person has no trouble giving another a higher place than himself. He also acknowledges the greatness of God and how little he knows. A humble person is gentle and never arrogant. He does not show off to make an impression but remains in the truth. He does not rely on his own words but on the Word of God. A humble person cares for others and wishes all to advance. He is quick to pardon and never holds grudges.

He knows that he is weak and in need of God’s strength at every moment. He has no problem to ask another for help and he is always asking the Father for His grace.

“Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” MATTHEW 16:22


See how many times the disciples tried to correct the Lord. See how many times they argued with the Lord. See how many times their thoughts contradicted the Master. See how many times they urged Him to take action. And the Lord, ever patient, would correct them.

 

In every case, we see that He is the Lord, and they are the disciples. The roles must never be confused. He is the Master, and we are His servants. We do not command Him, but He commands us. We do not lead Him, but He leads us. He was not created for us, but we were created for Him. He does not serve us according to our pleasure, but we serve Him according to His pleasure. So we must be adjusted to Him, and not the other way around. The Lord will never apologize to us and say, “I’m sorry, I was wrong. We’ll do it your way.” How laughable! How absurd! But we often live as if we expect Him to do that very thing. We have not humbled ourselves.

Marvin Pressman

The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette.

In the Sermon on the Mount, many things that have earthly value are overturned, showing that in Your Kingdom things stand on different, purer standards.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, [poor in spirit] for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”    Matthew 5:3 

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PRIDE: TO ACQUIRE POWER

TO ACQUIRE POWER

Do you find yourself continually striving to acquire power? When you give advice, do you want to know whether it is being followed or not? There is a pattern: when you offer help, you expect to be thanked; when you give money, you expect it to be spent your way; when you do something good, you want to be remembered. You are concerned that you not be forgotten and that somehow you will live on in the thoughts and deeds of others.

PRIDE: TO ACQUIRE POWER

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you”                                                                                                                                                    James 4:10                                                                                                                                               There is blessing found in humility. When we hold on to pride, there are consequences that result.

PRIDE: TO ACQUIRE POWER

DOES WEALTH CAUSE PRIDE?

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