Subtle Pride….!!!


Psalm 109: 6-7

Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

Judas Iscariot was one who was puffed up with pride. He was so proud that he indirectly rebuked Jesus. He said that the ointment that was poured at the feet of Jesus should have been sold and the money used for the poor – as if he knew better than Jesus Himself! Perhaps Judas had the worst form of spiritual pride any man can have. Aren’t we also guilty of thinking we are better than others?

Look at the way Judas died. Like Saul, he tried to commit suicide; but from the Scripture, it is obvious that he failed in his attempt. “Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out” (Acts 1:18). From this we can gather that while Judas was hanging (on a rope), the rope snapped and as he fell, a sharp stone or something on the ground cut such a deep gash in his abdomen that all his bowels gushed out. Just think of his state, lying there on the ground where he fell. It must have been a most horrible sight too. Beware of subtle forms of pride!

When a proud person prays, it is not Jesus but Satan who stands at his right hand. His prayer not only displeases God, but also becomes sin! We read this regarding Judas Iscariot . “Let Satan stand at his right hand… let his prayer become sin” (Psa 109:6,7).

May the Holy Spirit enlighten us to see the pride lurking in our lives. May the Lord help us to cast this demon of pride out of our lives – so that the mind of Christ may dominate our lives, bringing grace to us and to others.

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Stay Blessed 😊
Ravi

He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him

This psalm is about the security that comes from confidence in God. The person who trusts in God really has nothing to fear. Problem will come and bad news will tempt us to fall but if we continue to count on God, we will survive. The righteous is not afraid of bad news but he fears the Lord.

Righteous people can experience both good and bad.Whether times are good or bad they praise the lord.Those who live for God, can look forward to truimph in the end.our future rests in the best hands._ God_s.

jesus said Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow. Live one day at a time

Cynthia Sathiaraj
Chennai

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