What do you think is the deadliest sin? The Desert Fathers spoke of seven deadly sins and warned that the deadliest of the deadly was pride. Today’s devotional shows why. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 16:18 (ESV)
Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.
“We had not any righteousness of our own, yet we thought we had. We were far off from God by wicked works, yet we stood before him, like the Pharisee in the temple, and thanked him that we were not as other men! We were quite content, though we had nothing to be content with. We were ‘wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked,’ yet we said that we were ‘rich, and increased with goods, and had need of nothing.’ As for shedding penitential tears, we left, that work to those who had sinned more deeply than we had, for we imagined that, we had kept all the commandments from our youth up. Thus we despised the Savior because we exalted ourselves. We thought little of Christ because we thought much of ourselves. And so, in our pride, we dared to strut before the eternal throne as if we were some great ones, though we were but worms of the dust.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1906), p. 4]