Posts Tagged ‘Pride’

Galatians 5:1-15 The Offense of the Cross

His works make me righteous, not mine

Paul continues to contend for the work of faith. Works CANNOT save us! Those who teach this are number one on Paul’s damnation list.

During our last reading I pointed out the jealousy that lay beneath this struggle between the Children of the Promise and the Children of the Law. The second was never able to have what the first was freely given. But there is another insidious attitude lurking beneath the surface. That monster is pride. Read more »

1 Corinthians 4:1-21 Commended or Convicted

Pride is born out of judgement

Paul focuses on the haughtiness of his readers. I’m curious to know if this is directed at the leaders, the lay people or the whole church body. Would my cheeks be burning with shame if this letter was signally addressed to me?

Something that got my attention while reading this chapter is Paul’s statement regarding God’s final judgement. “It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgement before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God” (verses 4b-5). Read more »