Tag: pride

  • Mourning Personal Sin as a Path to Comfort (Matthew 5:4; James 4:7-10)

    Mourning Personal Sin as a Path to Comfort (Matthew 5:4; James 4:7-10)

    The path from mourning to comfort will force us to confront those areas of our lives that do not please God.

  • Rooting Out Pride and Cultivating Humility

    Rooting Out Pride and Cultivating Humility

    As a follow-up to my recent post about pride, I share a few practical biblical suggestions for dealing with pride and developing humility.

  • Killer Pride

    Killer Pride

    Perhaps one of the worst sins is one that almost all of us have, but few confess. We do not notice it in ourselves, but we recoil when we see it in others. That sin is pride.

  • Self-Sufficiency or Gratitude

    Perhaps the greatest lie of all is self-sufficiency, and God’s Word warns His people against it frequently in His Word. A false belief that “I accomplished something great and do not need God’s help” is the entry point onto the shortcut to idolatry.

  • Reflection on Mark 9:38-41 (Revisited)

    Reflection on Mark 9:38-41 (Revisited)

    John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said,“Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. For the one who is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward. (Mark 9:38-41, ESV)