This week’s topic: Unity In The Body Of Christ
A subject that we as Christians don’t like to talk about a lot has been on my heart and deep in my spirit, and that’s PRIDE in the Body of Christ. Exactly what is pride? There are many descriptions of it. Some are “unreasonable conceit”, “haughty behavior”, and “to indulge and boast in oneself”. God despises pride. To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. (Proverbs 8:13, NIV).
Have you ever heard another believer boast? The word clearly tells us how to do it. But, “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:17-18, NIV). During times with the Lord, my prayer on a consistent basis is “Lord, don’t let this ugly thing creep up in my heart and life.” Sometimes as Christians it can be there and we don’t even realize it. We have to come to the place where we don’t mind saying and living, “I’m nothing Lord, it’s all about you. I humble myself and I want more of you.” In fact, it’s what you have to remember to say and live everyday of your life if you’re doing it God’s way. Of course we know who we are in the Lord, our confidence lies in Him, we can do all things through Christ who gives us the strength, but everyday still FLESH has to die! I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20, NIV).
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