Saturday, November 05, 2005

Pride and the American Way

Stacey, over at The Promised Land has quite an interesting post concerning pride in America. You may want to take a peek, though I'm going to provide a short excerpt.

What is pride?
New Webster’s Dictionary – “The quality or state of being proud; an unreasonable opinion of one’s own superiority over others; inordinate self-esteem; the reflection of this quality in disdainful or arrogant behavior; a reasonable self-respect based on a consciousness of worth; that which causes one to be proud; elevation or satisfaction arising from one’s achievements, possessions or the like.”
Why is pride wrong?
First of all, because God said so (Jeremiah 13:14-17 “Hear and give ear; be not proud, for the Lord has spoken. 16 Give glory to the Lord your God before he brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the twilight mountains, and while you look for light he turns it into gloom and makes it deep darkness. 17 But if you will not listen, my soul will weep in secret for your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly and run down with tears, because the Lord’s flock has been taken captive” Proverbs 16:5 “Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.”) and secondly, because who does it put first in my life? – ME! Who should be first? – GOD!

There is more, and like I said, it is an interesting post so go take a look.

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