BP#1 Humility and Pride

I purchased a book from Wayne A. Mack, with Joshua Mack, called humility the forgotten virtue.  It’s been sitting on my table for a couple months waiting for the time for me to make the time to start reading it. You see, one of the things that I need to work on is taking the time to read.  When I say read, I mean the Bible.  I don’t read anything so if I do read something it will be the Bible or a Bible study course.  This book on humility is very important to me because as I’ve said before, it is very important for us to self-evaluate.  In doing so, I am thinking that I am sure I struggle with pride issues and need to work on humility.

One of the first things the book mentions in the Forward is that I am to take it seriously, the Spirit blesses it to my heart and, I will grow spiritually.  It said:  “The essence of that growth will be John the Baptist’s confession, which I believe is the essence of all genuine sanctification:  “He [Christ] must increase, but I must decrease”

There is that sanctification word again.  Another item in the book is the saying “God helps those who help themselves.”  Diametrically opposed to the truth of the Word of God.  We all know that God helps us the most when we go to Him for help.  We are to depend on Him alone for everything.  Lastly, and I am only in the first chapter, that we are born proud with sinful hearts.

As we created this website hoping that people examine themselves and seek a Mentor with Sanctification Workout, the book just reassured us that what we are saying is so important.  It said that “we must constantly and honestly examine ourselves for the presence of pride in our hearts so that we can repent of it.”  This statement applies to anything in our lives that we struggle with doesn’t it?  When is the last time you sat down, set your heart and mind into God’s thrown room and asked Him to show/tell you what the areas of your life are that need to be examined?

Thank you for joining us on this journey into sanctification. God bless you today, tomorrow and always!!

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