To deny God's authority within any area in our lives is Pride.
A refusal to accept God's place and our place.
That is one way you can choose to live.
"Our culture is indeed living that way.
Self Expression is worshipped. We think that everyone
is fascinated with every detail of our lives. It's in the air we breathe." - Mike Erre
Pride instigates further brokenness.
It causes us to resent each other.
Manipulates and overrides the will of others.
Pride refuses to apologize.
The ruin of Lucifer, is a story of pride.
Ezekiel 28:11 :: Isaiah 14:12
Turning the heart to Self- Exaltation.
"Pride shrinks our world to just us. "
While we miss the point.
God actively opposes the proud.
James 4:6 :: 1 Peter 5:5-6
Either our pride can consume our lives
or we can prepare Him room in humility.
The Christmas Story.
Mary was a young peasant teenager.
Shepherds ( unvalued ) were bearers of His news.
Gentiles ( non-jewish ) came to bow down.
Bethlehem had no distinct importance.
He comes today as He came back then.
Prepare Him room.