TOPIC: Pride Drains.
Read: Proverbs 11:1-3
1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Memorise: Proverbs 11:2
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
When people attain some top positions in the society, they are accorded a lot of respect. They receive special attention and gifts from many who depend on them for certain favours, but the moment they leave office, their loyalists decamp to the new person in that position. Little wonder some people go to any length to remain in titled positions, and some who can’t manage loneliness eventually lose their minds.
I used to know a brother named Sam in my younger days; he was a terror to the kingdom of darkness. Though he was illiterate, he once preached in fluent English for one hour because the Holy Spirit gave him utterance. In fact, he also raised three dead persons back to life. Unfortunately after all his achievements, he allowed pride get into his heart, and he later ended up in an asylum.
Beloved, pride will drain anyone possessed by it, but when you retain God in your heart, He will make you relevant throughout your lifetime.
Father, every element of pride that will reduce me to an ex-champion, please take it away from me.
HYMN 5 – Take My Life And Let It Be
- Take my life and let it
Consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moment and my days
Let them flow ceaseless praise.
- Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee
- Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my king;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
- Take my sliver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.
- Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
- Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 47-48