3-5-16 “Greatest”

Pride is relentless. It can cause us to be self-deceived, blinded to the truth, and distorted in our view of the facts around us. Even though the disciples physically traveled with, saw the miracles of, and heard the words of Jesus every day, pride was a constant foe; and the battle was real. Consider this moment:

“Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, ‘What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?’ But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest. And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.’” – Mark 9:33-35 NKJV

In what area of life is pride challenging you today? It can be “sneaky mean” and silently creep in where we least expect it. It’s been said that humility isn’t thinking lowly of ourselves, it’s simply not thinking of ourselves at all. Are you willing to let the Lord do an inventory of the “self-thoughts”? Victory starts with prayer…

About cchrisholland
...Christ-follower, husband, dad, minister, and chronic day-dreamer

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