What does a fallen angel, a Jedi turned Sith and a King named Saul have in common?
Its the sin that cast Satan from heaven because he wanted to be God. Its the sin that made Saul turn against David, a man after Gods own heart for no just cause.
They all gave in to the most hideous and dangerous sins of all, pride. Its subtle, and it can manifests itself in many forms.
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It is almost always an attitude of self sufficiency and independence (I can handle this without help or I understand my situation better than anyone else). Its often an attitude of self-righteousness ( I am at least as good as you are, probably better). it is sometimes an attitude of boastfulness (Look at what I did, and look what is proves I can do)
The paragraph above is taken from Pages 17-18 from the book – The prideful souls guide to humility by Michael Fontenot and Thomas Jones
There is no one on earth that is exempt from this sin one way or another. We all need help to grow in our humility. And no one ever arrives, at least no on earthly time, and says I am humble because that very statement will only prove that the individual has lots more to grow.
We must always fight to grow in our humility because our sinful nature will always contrary to what God desires. Pride is the exact opposite of humility. Jesus was humility incarnate and only by following in His steps one can learn to become more humble.
Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
And in just after a few verses later Jesus says;
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
SOURCE: YBIC – Oswald Chu – ICOC Facebook to face global e-vangelism
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