Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Be humble. It could save your life.

Sorry for my spelling. xP But I was really excited while reading/writing this down.
The definition of conceited.

conceited

[kuhn-see-tid]

con·ceit·ed
[kuhn-see-tid]
adjective
1. having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
2. Archaic .

a. having an opinion.
b. fanciful; whimsical.
3. Obsolete . intelligent; clever.
1.  vain, proud, egotistical, self-important, self-satisfied.

We need to be HUMBLE. How are we going to save others, if we can't save ourselves from the trap of pride? We all know of a certain angel who got his butt kicked out of heaven, and is now forever separated from God, because he thought he was all that. Well, if you are also prideful, what is stopping you from being separated from God?

 

Proverbs 29:23

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
 23 A man’s pride brings him low,
   but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. 

You have to know your place. 
Yes, confidence is GREAT! God doesn't want us moping around about how horrible we are, we wants us to be confident! But not overconfident. Once you get overconfident, you trust in yourself too much. Then you think that you can do anything you want. You don't think you need God anymore. And once you believe that, then is when you fall. And you'll fall hard.

When we take so much pride in ourselves, we think we're better than everyone else. That we're too GOOD, to share the gospel to that homeless guy down the street, or that that emo kid at school isn't good enough to know about Jesus. But what did JESUS SAY ABOUT THAT?

 

Matthew 9:10-13

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”
 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." That's what Jesus said. And if Jesus, the person all of Christianity is based on, the Son of God in the flesh, our Savior, our healer, and our protector said that, shouldn't we do the same?!

Your pride in yourself could be the thing that stands in between the person you are trying to witness to, and Jesus. Don't let that happen. Humble yourself, and let them know that all Christians are not hypocrites, and that you don't need to be a super special person for Jesus to accept you.
All you need..
is faith.

God bless you guys and have a great day!!! :] 



Romans 12:16

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.
 

2 comments:

  1. Amen!! Proverbs 16:18 "Pride goes before destruction..." Lol. This is great!!

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    1. Haha yeah! and thank you!!! It's all God!

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