Pride Could Cost You – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 23rd



(Keep Walking In Humility)

TO THE BIBLE: Proverbs 29:23
“A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.”

One morning, Tom arrived at class considerably late. Unfortunately, his preferred seat had already been occupied by another student. Due to a disagreement with Henry, another classmate, the previous night, Tom was unwilling to share a seat with him.

Addressing the situation, Jerry, Tom’s class teacher, questioned, “Tom, what do you mean by ‘I won’t sit around Henry’?” Tom calmly responded, “I would prefer to stand here at the back of the class, sir.”

Jerry, maintaining authority, stated, “Mister Proud Tom, regardless of what transpired between you and Henry, please take a seat or you can forget about this course grade.” Tom acquiesced and found a seat as instructed.

Tom had some pride, and it almost cost him dearly. This is why we have the Lord Jesus as our perfect example in everything: He was humility personified. You couldn’t follow or emulate Him and miss your way.

He said, “…I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12) You couldn’t follow His steps and walk in pride; it’s impossible!

There’re those who say they’re afraid pride might take a hold of them. No, not when you truly know and follow Jesus. The way to follow Him is through the Word. Be a doer of the Word. Be submissive to the Lord and His Word; that’s true humility.

In Philippians 2:3, the Spirit adjures, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

In essence, He’s saying, “Be humble!” Never disdain your brothers and sisters in Christ, especially your leaders in the Lord; be submissive.

Pride is of the devil. It led to his self-exultation, and for his haughtiness, God kicked him out of his place of honour.

Make the conscious decision to walk in humility. It’s part of the manifestation of the life of Christ in you. It brings promotion.

The Bible says God resists the proud and gives more grace to the humble. That grace results in honour, increase, enlargement, and progress. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Philippians 2:5-9; 1 Peter 5:5-6; Romans 12:3

I’m submissive to the authority, influence, and impact of God’s Word. I receive the Word into my heart, acting accordingly and making definite changes in my character and attitude with and through the Word. Every day, I walk with humility of heart, with the willingness to take on the responsibility of service to others in loyalty to the Word, thereby attracting divine favour and promotion. Glory to God!

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 5:1-16, Deuteronomy 25-27
Matthew 25:1-13, Exodus 32

Meditate on 1 Peter 5:5 pensively.

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