Is pride ever appropriate?
by | Posted September 21st at 8:19am
God’s Response: It is right for me to be enthusiastic about all Christ Jesus has done through me. Romans 15:17
God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. . . . As the Scriptures say, “The person who wishes to boast should boast only of what the LORD has done.” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31
God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 6:14
Pride is appropriate when you feel a grateful satisfaction for what God is doing through you. It’s okay to feel pride in a job well done when you have honoured God in your task. It’s okay to be proud of your children; they are a gift from God. Paul was not proud of what he had accomplished but of what God had done through him. Like Paul, take pride in what the Lord has done. Then your focus is on him and not on yourself.
God’s Challenge: Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. — Matthew 23:12
Excerpt from: Beers, Gilbert; Beers, Ron. The One Year Mini for Men (p. 141).
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