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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Right Means day two

Yesterday we discussed rejecting selfishness and the importance of not allowing ourselves to tear others down. Today we take a look at the second point, which is forsaking empty conceit. This refers to highly exaggerated self-view. Selfish ambition pursues personal goals, empty conceit seeks personal glory. Romans 11:25 Paul warns that he would not want us to be "wise in our own estimation." The ancient Greeks viewed humility as a sign of weakness. But the main thing for us to remember is pride causes us to remove our eyes from Jesus and put on our self. By doing so we become even more susceptible to the other sins such as selfishness, jealousy, envy, strife, pride and empty conceit. Check yourself often as this creeps in unnoticed or disguised as passion, or leadership when actually it becomes about getting our own way. Blessings to you and my prayer is that you will discover the things that are holding you back and deal with them even today! Remember it is not about you or me but the Father.
Stay in the WORD