HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
God Hates Their Pride and so must every faithful believer that names the Name of Christ. I greet you with peace and the grace of Almighty God this morning.
The beloved John informs us: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” I John 2:16
John informs us of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life are worldly traits. So we need to ask, “Why do we witness these same traits in God’s people?” The answer should be simple. It’s because God’s people have not separated themselves from the world, worldly people, and worldly influences in their lives. They still believe they can serve God and mammon. Their selfish attitudes, self-will, self-proclaimed, and self-centeredness will not allow them to enter into the Kingdom of God. They will be among those who will weep and wail and gnash their teeth when Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets sit down in the Kingdom of God. These will be thrust out into outer darkness (the wrath of God). The All-wise Solomon informed us:
“Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
The same condition of men are taken a step further and that is into the church. The place of worship is no longer sacred because all the things of the world have now become a part of the said church. The music is entertaining like the world, the dress code is that of the world and all the glamour that goes with it are in the church. God is watching and He will get you soon.
If a man fails to deal with his pride, destruction will come in the form of God’s wrath or judgement. If God’s people refuse to deal with their haughty spirit, they can expect a fall. Solomon also wrote:
“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2
When pride is present in life, it always leads to shame. The meaning of shame is “disgrace, dishonour”. This shame may not come in the eyes of man but is always present in the eyes of God. As we continue to partake of Solomon’s wisdom we are informed:
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.” Proverbs 8:13
Many of God’s people have become arrogant because of their wealth, position, or recognition. As Solomon discloses, God hates their pride, arrogance, evil ways, and forward (perverse) mouths. God is calling His people to repentance. Those who will not heed God’s warning will find themselves in God’s wrath. Judgement must begin at the house of God, I Peter 4:17.
Those of us that are under the banner of ministry and hold offices or “titles”, God is watching and He will get us one day. Living ungodly lives and standing before God with a corrupted heart while deceiving the innocent people that come with an open heart to receive of the Lord. God is going to get you and be careful, for the harvest is coming soon.
May God bless and keep you in His service.