Key verses: Isaiah 14:12-14, Ezekiel 28:12-17, Deuteronomy 8:2-16, John 13:4-14, Philippians 2:5-8, James 4:6-10 & 1 Peter 5:5-6.

The greatest curse in the life of a Christian is pride. It is such an insidious thing, often lying dormant, only to rear up like a serpent and strike with toxic venom when we least expect it. It is incredible how ignorant we are about ourselves as we can readily see or discern jealousy, envy, unforgiveness or pride in others but never ourselves! We can easily justify the pride in our own hearts but so quickly condemn others for the very same thing.

May we all make the conscious decision and action of abdicating the throne of self before the true work of sanctification can take place in our hearts and lives.