“God has strange ways to accomplish something. His timing, His purpose, and the people He chooses to accomplish something is beyond human comprehension!”
PRIDE IN CHRIST IS NOT A DEADLY SIN!!!
PRIDE is holy and is not sinful as long as we ultimately acknowledge GOD in our boasting for what He has accomplished for us and through us. Galatians 6:14 –– Paul speaks of healthy PRIDE we should have in ourselves and others (2 Cor 5:12; 7:4; 8:24; Gal 6:4) – Saint Paul said, “Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God”. 1Corinthians 1:31
It’s not necessarily wrong to take pride in something we’ve done well. This kind of pride isn’t boastful or self-centered, but is a feeling of satisfaction over what we’ve accomplished. The writer of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament declared, “Nothing is better than that a man should rejoice in his own works” (Ecclesiastes 3:22, NKJV). – But sinful pride—the kind the Bible condemns—is far different. Sinful pride is self-centered and boastful, and makes us take credit for everything we are and everything we do. Instead of realizing that we are dependent on God, in our pride we ignore God and believe we can get along without Him. The Bible says, “In the pride of your heart you say, ‘I am a god …’ But you are a mere mortal and not a god” (Ezekiel 28:2).
The tragedy is that pride blinds us to our faults. More than that, pride blinds us to our need for God. Instead, we become self-confident and independent, and we see no reason to humble ourselves before God or seek His wisdom and help. But pride is a dead-end road, and eventually it catches up with us.
Why should believers express their PRIDE IN CHRIST in public?
The teachings of Jesus Christ are beyond human comprehension because… Jesus never wrote other than in the sand, yet His Words have brought life to billions. – Jesus taught His followers to love enemies as God loves them. – “God, If I hurt others, give me the strength to apologize, if people hurt me, give me the strengthen to forgive!” -Be kind and forgive one another as God forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32 esv – “If you love only those who love you, what is great in that?” – St. Matthew 5:46.- In addition, few would argue that this one man has had more impact on the world than any person in history.
As the servants of GOD, it’s a duty of all church leaders to awaken the believers with PRIDE IN CHRIST!