(Tuesday, 28th August 2018)
TOPIC:THE DANGERS OF THE LIFESTYLE OF PRIDE AND ARROGANCE
(Seeds Of Destiny Daily Devotional)
SCRIPTURE: Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Arriving at a place of self-satisfaction leads to stagnation in life.
Pride is the undoing of many great destinies. satan lost his glorious place in heaven by the lifestyle of pride and arrogance (Isaiah 14:12). Pride also destroyed the destiny of Queen Vashti (Esther 1:10-22). It was pride that drove King Nebuchadnezzar from being a king to becoming a beast that ate grass for seven years in the wild (Daniel 4:14-16).
Now, what does pride do to a person?
1. Pride makes a person become a god to himself
Pride makes one arrogant, peackockish and ostentatious; it makes a person behave as if he does not need God. Pride is the worship of self. Those who consider themselves beautiful worship their beauty, some of those who have certificate worship their certificate.
2. Pride makes a man’s life to revolve around himself
Just like Lucifer who said, ‘I will ascend, I will…’ (Isaiah 14:12-14), a proud fellow is full of I’s. That is what fills his vocabulary. A proud person would say, ‘I just bought this, I just moved in, I just did…’
When a man’s life revolves around himself, he becomes empty of people and when you are empty of people, you cannot make impact on earth.
3. Pride makes a person too arrogant to be instructed
A proud person is too arrogant to learn; and his arrogance gives rise to his ignorance and so, he has no future.
4. Pride makes one arrive at a place of self-satisfaction
Arriving at a place of self-satisfaction leads to stagnation in life; it makes one not to see the need for progress.
5. Pride blinds people to reality
Pride makes people live in the realm of fantasy and fallacy; so, calamity often becomes their portion. They do not see things as they are.
Beloved, I counsel you to shun the lifestyle of pride and arrogance.
Remember this: Arriving at a place of self-satisfaction leads to stagnation in life.
1. Avoid the lifestyle of pride and arrogance.
3. Always be ready to learn in order to be great in life.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the lifestyle of pride and arrogance. Help me not to miss my place in destiny due to pride, O Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 5).
DAILY BIBLE READING: Job 28:1 to 30:31, 2 Corinthians 2:12 to 17, Psalm 42:1 to 11, Proverbs 22:7
AMAZING FACT: A cat cannot taste sweetness as it does not have receptors for sweetness.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 28/08/1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000 people attended.
QUOTE: Pride reminds God about satan; it is the defilement of the spirit. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Power packed Communion Service tomorrow by 4:45pm & 6:30pm. Invite someone as you come.
Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC) is located in Abuja Nigeria, where God’s Presence and power is saving, healing and restoring human destinies