Thursday, September 20, 2018

Lord, Forgive Us of Spiritual Pride

"Spiritual pride tends to speak of other persons’ sins with bitterness or with laughter and levity and an air of contempt. But pure Christian humility rather tends either to be silent about these problems or to speak of them with grief and pity.

Spiritual pride is very apt to suspect others, but a humble Christian is most guarded about himself. He is as suspicious of nothing in the world as he is of his own heart.

The proud person is apt to find fault with other believers, that they are low in grace, and to be much in observing how cold and dead they are and to be quick to note their deficiencies. 

But the humble Christian has so much to do at home and sees so much evil in his own heart and is so concerned about it that he is not apt to be very busy with other hearts. He is apt to esteem others better than himself. "

 ~ by Jonathan Edwards, one of the dominant figures in 18th century American religion. From his sermon "Undiscerned Spiritual Pride”.

Lord, forgive us all of spiritual pride and help us to walk in humility! 

A Quick Note: We love sharing inspiring quotes with you in the spirit of iron sharpening iron in Proverbs 27:17. We hope this gives you something to think about today and closely examine the fruits of spiritual pride VS. Christian humility in your own life. 

We will be doing a series on this topic throughout the coming weeks!

(*Thank you Pamela L. for sharing!)


Little Penpen said...

Wow, this is good and I needed this.

Anonymous said...

Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell
and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear."
She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I
had to tell someone!

Unknown said...

So true.

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Keep up the good writing.

Anonymous said...

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