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In Christ: Pride Versus Humility James 4:6 (ESV) But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
What is it like to have Freedom in Christ? 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. In Christ, I am accepted In Christ, I am secure In Christ, I am significant
Steps to Freedom in Christ Step One-Counterfeit versus the Real-Colossians 2:8 Step Two—Deception versus Truth Psalm-139:23–24 Step Three-Bitterness versus Forgiveness-Ephesians 4:31–32 Step 4-Rebellion Versus Submission 1 Samuel 15:23 Step 5-Pride versus Humility
Definition of Pride Proper reasonable justifiable self respect Excessive self esteem – conceit, arrogance, haughty
Example of Lucifer Isaiah 14:12–14 (ESV) — 12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! 13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’
Example of Cain who killed Abel-Sacrifice was not accepted
King Asa—2 Chronicles 14-16 2 Chronicles 14:2 And Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the L ORD his God. 3 He took away the foreign altars and the high places and broke down the pillars and cut down the Asherim 4 and commanded Judah to seek the L ORD, the God of their fathers, and to keep the law and the commandment. 5 He also took out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the incense altars. And the kingdom had rest under him.
2 Chronicles 15:2-5 (ESV) The L ORD is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. 3 For a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without law, 4 but when in their distress they turned to the L ORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them. 5 In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for great disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands
Common sense of Asa after 36 years 2 Chronicles 16 2 Then Asa took silver and gold from the treasures of the house of the L ORD and the king’s house and sent them to Ben-hadad king of Syria, who lived in Damascus, saying, Yet because you relied on the L ORD, he gave them into your hand. 9 For the eyes of the L ORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.”
Uzziah-King of Judah 2 Chronicles 26 16 when he began to reign Reigned 52 years
2 Chronicles 26:16–23 (ESV) 16 But when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction. For he was unfaithful to the L ORD his God and entered the temple of the L ORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
Humility-being unpretentious Proverbs 16:18 (ESV) Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
James 4:6 (ESV) But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Proverbs 3:5–7 (ESV) 5 Trust in the L ORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the L ORD, and turn away from evil.
Romans 12:10 (ESV) Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Philippians 2:3 (ESV) Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I agree I have been proud by ___________________. Thank You for Your forgiveness. I choose to humble myself before You and others. I choose to place all my confidence in You and not to put confidence in my flesh. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.