From Matt Wiegand…
Great message this past Sunday (5/11) from Pastor Dave about pride. If you missed it, go find it on Crosspoint’s website and “LISTEN” to it.
What is ironic about pride is, when I am trying to be humble or act in humility, my pride continues to rear its ugly head. What do I mean?
Well it goes kind of like this… A part of my mind is reminding me to not be prideful while another part of my mind IS being prideful and reminding myself how I do not measure up. Do you ever have these kind of thoughts?
As I am trying to follow Christ, my flesh tries to over speak and remind myself how weak I am.
This is why I am so thankful for our God’s AMAZING GRACE!
God says in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. “
My mind is pointing out my weakness so I can recognize God’s grace and my constant need for Him and His strength. By clinging to this verse by Paul, I can act humbly and in a confident humility. Amen.