WE ALL CAN FALL INTO THE SIN OF PRIDE!!! Any
time that you make the choice to put yourself over God,
any time that you make the choice to live your life apart
from God, you have fallen into the sin of pride. That
is why it is important to get up in the morning and pray before
starting your day. When we pray, we are saying, "God,
I need you!" Keeping God in His rightful place, on the
throne of our life, as the head of our life, is how we can
keep from falling into the sin of pride.
Pride goes before destruction. For many people that
enjoy the success of this world, there comes a point when
pride overtakes their life. You become the "god"
of the world that you have created or you have the financial
resources to live however you want and do whatever you please.
You see other people as simply there to serve you and fulfill
whatever needs you may have; maybe you answer to no one. Nobody
tells you what to do. Your decisions are final.
My friend, when this becomes your life, it is only
a matter of time before the world you created will come crashing
down. We see it happen all of the time with entertainers,
business people, and sadly, even those who are in the ministry.
There is nothing wrong with having success, or having money.
But we must guard ourselves from letting pride take over
God must ALWAYS be first in our life and the head of our
life. The very first sin was PRIDE. Satan decided that
he wanted to be God. That is EXACTLY what pride is. It is
when we decide that WE want to be god of our own life. When
we make that choice, it is only a matter of time before we
John 15:5 that tells us "without me, you can
The Bible is true when it says, "pride goes before destruction."
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller (used with permission)