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The great preacher and author, Andrew Murray, wote: “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” God resists the proud! Nothing could be worse than being resisted by God, yet many talk about their pride as though it were something good or normal. In this continuing series, we examine the Scripture to see what pride is, where it comes from, and how to get rid of it. Pride is pervasive in society, among religious folks, and in the workplace. Because it is so common, believers need to be vigilant and take a stand in the spirit against pride. Of course, we are not to point the finger at the pride in others because that is not our responsibility. We must be on the lookout for it in our own lives and strongly oppose it. Again, God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble (1Peter 5:5). What side of that verse do you want? I’ll take the grace! How about you? I’m sure you also want the grace, so humility is the ONLY way to go.

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