1/24/2024 8:42:39 PM
Pride is the most basic of human sins. It is a love for self that leaves no room for our neighbor or God. Pride is the opposite of true, Christian love. Pride always leads us to other sins because pride, in essence, allows us to replace God with our own will. Once we’ve done that, watch out!
Psalm 131 (NIV):
"My heart is not proud, O LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD
both now and forevermore."
King David wrote Psalm 131. Was he serious when he said, “My heart is not proud”?
Through faith in our Savior, the believer has the antidote to pride. By the forgiveness that Jesus won for us, our hearts have a new focus. Instead of turning inward toward our own desires, Jesus directs us to serve others. We seek to imitate him.
Look at Jesus every day and let him transform your heart into the heart of a servant. Then Psalm 131 will accurately reflect the attitude that truly lives in you!