Presentation on theme: "Daily Oracle – February 1, 2014...I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going."— Presentation transcript:
Daily Oracle - February 4, 2014 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil of the proud. - Proverbs 16:18-19 (King James Version) Pride is a sin. Plain and simple. There is nothing wrong with being proud of someone, of your achievements; but when that “proud” clouds everything else around you, then, “Houston, we have a problem”. Pride has destroyed more people than one might think. Guns may kill. Drugs may kill. Sometimes even looks can “kill”. But pride causes spiritual death. Pride cost Lucifer his exalted place in the kingdom of God. Pride causes us to lie, rather than own up to the truth. Face it, pride is not only sin, but it is lethal too. Humility, and especially humility before God, is what He is looking for. On those great scales of life, pride and humility may be two characteristics or attributes that are measured. The Bible says Moses was one of the most humble men who ever lived; however, it was his pride that caused him to kill the Egyptian that brought him to that place of humbleness and humility. Sometimes God will “break” us of our pride to get us to the humble spirit that He desires.
Daily Oracle - February 19, 2014 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God's power for salvation to everyone who believes... - Romans 1:16 (HCSB) Sometimes the truth shames us, but we can never be ashamed of the truth. The gospel (Good News) is the tangible aspect of what Jesus left with us; the spiritual aspect of who He left is the Holy Spirit. What is there in the Bible to be ashamed of? There are plenty of shameful deeds and acts and people and “leaders” spread across those 66 books, but when we are confronted by others concerning God's Word, what do we have to be ashamed of? I would submit absolutely nothing. Jesus said if we deny the Father now, the Father will deny us later. The worse thing anyone could experience is God turning His back on him or her and saying “depart from Me, I never knew you.” Jesus felt the weight of God turning His back on Him as He hung on the cross, with all the sin of the world resting on Him. It was only when God had turned His back that Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” All throughout the gospels Jesus referred to God as “Father”. Jesus died for us; let us unashamedly live for Him.
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