The Holy Spirit of God is speaking to my heart urgently to share with you this message in His Holy Word regarding pride. It started with a beautiful cherub angel with intelligence that God ordained in the garden of Eden. Ezekiel 28:13-16 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness found you. Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So, I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. God gives angels and people free will to choose to obey Him. However, there are consequences when we disobey our Father in heaven. Pride is an easy trap for us to fall into so this is why we must be on alert of the devil’s schemes. Satan’s ways are not always so obvious, so we must keep our heart in check with God daily and through out the day. Ecclesiastes 7:8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
We live in a world where pride is growing in many different ways. We get impatient and want things done right now and on our own terms. But we must remember that it is about God and not ourselves. Also, our talents, skills, knowledge, and physical appearance are used in comparison with others. We either look down on others thinking we are better than they are, or we look down on ourselves for not measuring up somehow. We must put the truth of ourselves in perspective and give God the glory for any and all talents, skills, and knowledge that we have. We are all created equal in the image of God and He gives different levels of intelligence and skills, however, it is equal in value to Him. No one is greater than another human being. We didn’t create ourselves and therefore we cannot give ourselves credit for our amazing abilities on this earth. Also, we cannot look down on others who have a different level of knowledge or skill than we have. This is all for the glory of God and all people were created for Him to worship Him. Sadly there are those who reject God and His Son. Pray to God in the name of Jesus to keep your heart humble and give Him all the glory regarding your gifts, talents, knowledge, and don’t compare one to another. We need to love and forgive because of Jesus who died and rose again so those who accept Him in their heart will be forgiven by God.