While we may not like to hear that we are in danger, we are usually glad that someone warns us so that we can do what we must to avoid it. Today’s devotional warns of a very great danger which faces us all. God bless you and help you to stay away from it.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 29:23 (ESV)One’s pride will bring him low,
but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
“We are all, by nature, as proud as Lucifer. If any man thinks himself to be incapable of pride, he is very proud indeed. ‘Ah!’ says one, ‘I know I never can be flattered.’ But, sir, you flatter yourself to an extraordinary degree when you say that. Pride is natural to us all; it is woven into the warp and woof of our being; we shall never get rid of it, till the worm has eaten up our flesh; nothing will ever cover up our pride except our winding-sheets; and when our bodies are wrapped up in them, and our souls are caught up to dwell with God, then, but, not till then, shall pride be thoroughly cast out of us.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1901), p. 38]