Published: Tuesday, April 26 2016; 11:22 p.m. DMT
The ego of the natural man contains within it pride that needs to be eradicated as much as possible so than humility may enter therein.
Pride is if you are not like me something must me wrong with you! Proud people are defensive and controlling and also busy trying to convince others, how they need to change, and what they need to do to improve.The flames of fire, for positions of power, can continually burn within their bellies, as they hotly pursue these positions, to have dominion, say so, and rule over many others.
Pride says, this is the way it has or needs to be done. The pride of the natural man does not condescend to a man of low estates, and is puffed up in its self and in its own knowledges. Neither does he wants to be guided by God, for self intelligence, and like intelligences of others, even government, is their God. He also attributes all, or most things to his own genius or management, not realizing or wanting to realize that they come from their God above.
These people do and can not have an inner joy, and continually try to, and do rob others of theirs! If unchecked the pride of the natural man will run away with itself, to the desire to supplant God, and to rule and reign in His stead.
Sometimes I think we need to remember that pride is concerned with who is right, or that I am right. Humility is concerned with what is true and what is right. Humility is concerned with the giving of grace and forgiveness. Only in humility are we able to receive the things of God. Only in humility do we recognize God’s greatest and our weakness. Only then can God give unto us the many bountiful gifts He has prepared for us.
Pride scriptures without the word pride in them!!
Romans Chapter 12 Verse 16
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
1 Corinthians Chapter 3 Verses 6 – 8
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.”
1 Corinthians 4 Verses 6 – 7
that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
1 Corinthians Chapter 6 Verses 6 – 8
But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
Alma Chapter 30 Verse 17
And many more such things did he say unto them, telling them that there could be no atonement made for the sins of men, but every man fared in this life according to the management of the creature; therefore everyman prospered according to his genius, and that every man conquered according to his strength; and whatsoever a man did was no crime.