Tag - Pride

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 had...

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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 failure....

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The RISK Of Having It ALL

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Chronicles 26:16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God, and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. O-bservation: Here was King Uzziah, who began his reign at 16 years of age and ruled for 52 years! His army and his series of winning spread his fame everywhere. But once he had it ALL, his PRIDE brought about his downfall. A-pplication: There's a growing problem in this generation of people not wanting just enough; many actually want it...

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Lose The Religion

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Matthew 6:1a Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. O-bservation: During His "Sermon On The Mount," Jesus said, "Don't practice your righteousness in front of others so they can observe the act." In other words, "Lose The Religion." A-pplication: Any outward show, that is a show of righteousness to be seen by others, is really a religious act. Jesus always viewed religion as something that separated people from, not drew people to, GOD. He preached against and railed against the religious acts of the Pharisees in His day....

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The BIG HEAD Explained

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 15:20a Remember what I told you: “A servant is not greater than his master.” O-bservation: Jesus emphatically reminded His disciples of their place, and anyone's place who serves under someone's authority. A-pplication: Certainly you know someone who just couldn't wait to be in charge. Instead of quietly waiting their turn, they usurped another's authority, miserably failed, and perhaps even messed up the organization they were working in. What happened in that case was, "They Got The BIG Head." The issue we're dealing with here is an individual thinking he or she is better than he or...

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