Pr 16:18; Ps 10:4; 147:6; Mt 23:12; Ro 12:3; Ja 4:10; 1 Pe 5:6
NIGHTLY BIBLE DEVOTIONS - 05-06-2021
What is one of the biggest thing that gets in the way of having a vision in your life and in the church? PRIDE is one of the biggest obstacle (Pr 16:18; Ps 10:4; 147:6; Mt 23:12; Ro 12:3; Ja 4:10; 1 Pe 5:6)
-Pride is putting self before God and Others
-Pride wants to control and tries to manipulate people.
-Pride wants to do only what what it likes
-Pride keeps a record of all the things it has done and holds it over people
-Pride cares only about the message and the mission in regards to how it effects self.
-Pride doesn’t care what other people think or feel unless it effects their position.
Proverbs 16:18 - Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Psalm 10:4 - In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
Psalm 147:6 - The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
Matthew 23:12-For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
Romans 12:3 - For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
James 4:10 - Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
1 Peter 5:6 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
HUMILITY, SUBMISSION, AND OBEDIENCE are key to church vision. Self (pride) gets in the way of clearly seeing God’s vision for you or the church.
Three types of church: Caretaker Church (Maintenance), Undertaker Church (Memorial), or Risk taker (Movement)
The church that is moving puts God and others before self.