MFM Daily Devotional June 25, 2022
TOPIC: The Tragedy of Pride
Proverbs 16: 18 – “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
The best way to be a friend of God is to be humble.
Today, the seed of pride in you will die a natural death, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE & WORSHIP
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1 Kings 14:21-16:1-7; Acts 16:16-40; Proverbs 15:21-30
MFM Daily Devotional June 25, 2022 MESSAGE
Pride is a state of mind that spontaneously reflects in the character of a person. Pride is being arrogant to a constituted authority. It is to see oneself better than others.
No matter the level of gifts and anointing you carry, when you begin to feel too important to take a task assigned to you, pride is at work in you, and you risk rejection by the Lord. Pride is when you believe that all you have is by your effort and wisdom.
Pride is not acknowledging that all you have was given to you by God. Pride reflects in so many ways in the life of people. For you to think that if you are not there, no one has the ability to do it better is a sign of pride. The bitter truth is that no one is indispensable to God.
Elijah complained to God that he was the only prophet left, but God humbled him by replying that He had seven hundred prophets that had never bowed to Baal. One of the greatest tragedies of pride is rejection from the Lord before destruction.
Beloved, no matter who you are, no matter how close you are to God, the day you put on the garment of pride, He will reject you. Pride will remove you from the seat of honour and replace you with someone better than you that you never imagined existed.
Another tragedy of pride is that it will make you an alien to God. Pride will take you from favour to disfavour. It will bring you from grace to disgrace. Pride will make you lose all the great things that God deposited in you.
When you deliberately neglect your duty because you know no one could do it at that time, it is pride. When you demand respect and honour from people, is a clear signal of pride. Respect is earned not demanded.
Nebuchadnezzar was disgraced as a result of pride. Herod met untimely death as a result of pride. Lucifer was thrown out of heaven as a result of pride. The fastest and easiest way to destruction is the way of pride. May you not walk in that way, in the name of Jesus.
1. O God, crucify my flesh, in the name of Jesus.
2. Spirit of arrogance, leave my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. O God my Father, break me and rebuild me by Your grace, in the name of Jesus.
4. Anything in me that is not of God, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Mercy of God, locate me today, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, let me do what pleases You always, in the name of Jesus.
7. Glory of God, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.