His hands? Martin Luther wrote, “I’ve held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” Put another way, pride is the instrument of those who strive to hold all things; confidence is the instrument of those who wish to hold nothing at all but trust in God to do the holding.
Think about it. Pride; it often leads to the boast, then to arrogance and arrogance to sinful
discrimination. Pride is a feel good thing, a control thing. Pride serves to blockade fairness and hamstring love.
God’s Word tells us: “Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith” (Romans 3:27).
If pride rules your heart in these things your faith is misplaced. We should always be on guard that a confidence based on obedience to the will of our Lord is what motivates us to act, to worship or to preach. A confident faith is a faith that is humble, always ready to serve, to obey and to consider ourselves no better than others.
“I pray today in Jesus name that each of us is given the spirit of persistence when despair enters into our lives and there is no way to turn. May the Lord always provide us with the willingness to stop, survey and move on again. Amen!”
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