Pride pt 1

Definition

PRIDE – placing yourself above all others.

Read James 4:1-10

This passage deals with both pride and envy (as stated before, there is considerable overlap between the two). Often when we envy someone, we will try to make ourselves MORE or make them LESS. We identify weaknesses or failures in others and then blow them out of proportion while minimizing our own weaknesses and failures. James identifies this plainly as a work of the Devil [v 8].

In your name, Jesus, I resist the work of the Devil in my life. I refuse to exalt myself above others, as he wants me to do; and will instead honor others and do whatever it takes to live for them.

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