Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Placing Pride

Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty victories by his right hand.

Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses,

some take pride in cars or hair cuts some take pride in clothes and housewares some take pride in details and structure some take pride in a leisurely life some take pride in having the most followers some take pride in being alone some take pride in being seen some take pride in attending the right bible studies some take pride in having the right friends some take pride in having the most friends some take pride in knowing what to say some take pride in saying nothing some take pride in having the best children some take pride in their homes some take pride in making themselves crazy over their homes some take pride in accessories and bobbles some take pride in their paycheck and some take pride in passing beauty

If I am real, I have to say that I recognize some, have felt superior over others, and will encounter what is left. So where is my pride?

but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.

They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright.

Give victory to the king, O Lord; answer us when we call.

Psalm 19:6-9, NRSV

Scripture never rests, or sits still. That is one of the things that I really love about it. I can find a new word every day, sitting and waiting for me. Today, I learned about the placement of pride.

I am headed over to Let the Son Shine, today, for a week long study on Jonah. It sounded like so much fun to study with my friend Victoria, that I could not pass it up. We are studying Jonah in a Sunday morning class right now, which is really Sunday School for adults. (Do we have to change everything to make it sound more sophisticated?) So, I am interested to study it with these ladies and gather new perspective. Everyone is invited!

Are there any other online studies that we should know about? Leave me a comment and let me know.


  1. Pride is some crazy really is at the root of ever single sinful act. I love that you shared the Jonah study with your readers! I mean, what's not to love about a bunch of ladies chatting about God's Word?! And getting a deeper bit of knowledge about an entire book in one week? I need that like I need Jesus! Love you!

  2. Ohhh what Victoria said ;)

    This post makes me think. Lots.

    And I so agree with you about the Sunday School thing!

  3. Pride...need a daily check on it, personally.
    In my devotional this morning, one of the writers I'm reading says, "there is no high like the Most High". The devotional goes on to remind me of Kings and peoples who repented of prideful ways and were spared God's wrath. I do not wish to experience the wrath of God. There truly is NO HIGH LIKE THE MOST HIGH!!

  4. Thank you sister for this awesome truth spoken, and how its a great reminder for me personally..
    You blessed my heart this afternoon with Gods Truth.. awesome, thank you so much!!

  5. Thanks for the reminder...I want to make sure my pride is in the right the Lord.

  6. I battle pride way too often. I wish it would just go away, thank you very much! ;)

    And I'm so with you on the SS thing - my church changed what all those things are called and it drives me nuts! Even our sanctuary is now called the worship centre. I personally prefer sanctuary!

  7. Your words are so needed! I smiled when I saw them. I just worked on a post a little while back called "Flying with Seabiscuit" that reminded me of the scripture:

    His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse
    nor his delight in the legs of a man
    The Lord delights in those who fear him,
    who put their hope in his unfailing love."
    Psalms 147: 10-11

    But it's so easy to get caught up in the "pride". Mine's always been the pride of "knowing the RIGHT thing to say." Arg. No wonder the book of James says to "bridle the tongue", cause that's the 'horse' I would so let gallop away with me, if I could.

    Thank you for your kind words to me earlier this week! I so appreciate them! I look forward to reading your blog and getting to know you better!

  8. I've enjoyed your comments on the Jonah study....very insightful.

  9. I am also guilty of taking pride in things of this world. That pride only last so long. I need to daily remind myself to take pride in Jesus only.

    BTW, have you posted your pic with bangs yet?

  10. I know! What a slacker that Tracy is! Promising this and that, who does she think she is?

    It is coming soon...promise?


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