Tag - Pride

In Praise Of Older Leaders

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Timothy 3:6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. O-bservation: Here St Paul gave the church direction on what a church overseer should incorporate into his life and way of living. In the previous verses, he gave a number of stipulations for the church to be aware of when choosing it's leadership. He concluded by saying this individual must not be recently converted. If the individual is a recent convert, they may become arrogant about their position and fall...

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PRIDE

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘In the pride of your heart you say, “I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas.” But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god. O-bservation: The Lord is speaking through the prophet Ezekiel against a number of wicked kings upon whom he either was going to bring judgment or had already. This particular king...

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Make Room For Jesus

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 10:4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. O-bservation: As the writer of the Psalms considers the earthly rebel, he states clearly that there is no desire on the wicked man’s daily agenda to seek the Lord. Furthermore, he said the rebel has no intent to ever “Make Room For Jesus.” A-pplication: How is it that mortal man has a propensity to “X” God out of his daily plans for living? Certainly the delicate balance of the earth and universe, and one’s...

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Only You Can Bring You Down

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Obadiah 1:4 “Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,” declares the Lord. O-bservation: The Prophet Obadiah was speaking as an oracle of God against the Edomites. They had filled themselves with PRIDE and had boasted, "Who can bring me down?" God responded to their arrogance and said, "I will bring you down!" A-pplication: Certainly God brought the people of Edom down. They were, in time, humbled. BUT ... is it not true that the Lord had to respond to them for what they...

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Ithobal

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 28:5 By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud. O-bservation: The King of Tyre, whom the Lord is coming against in this text, was actually a man named Ithobal. He evidently had many skills in international trade and it caused him to be overwhelmed with PRIDE. A-pplication: Ithobal represents any modern day Ronald, Sarah, Larry, or any other Tom, Dick, or Mary who fails to keep PRIDE in check. No doubt PRIDE has been the stellar component of every man and woman's...

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