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Pride And Grace

2017-12-29

1 Pet.5:1-7 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Messiah, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
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Feed the flock of Elohim which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
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Neither as being masters over Yahweh's heritage, but being examples to the flock.
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And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
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Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for Elohim resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
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Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of Elohim, that he may exalt you in due time:
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Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

  • Grace and pride are eternal enemies
  • Pride demands that Yah bless me in light of what I think I deserve.
  • Grace will only deal with me on the basis what is in Yah (love), not on the basis of anything in me.
  • Pride is one of the most detestable of sins.
  • Yet does it find lodgment in earnest souls.
  • We call it - independence, self-reliance.
  • We do not always discern it in the hurt feeling.
  • It retires into itself, and nurses its sorrows in a sulk.
  • We are proud of our humility.
  • Vain of our meekness.
  • Putting on the saintliest look.
  • We wonder whether all around are not admiring us for our lowliness.
  • That He may exalt you in due time:
  • We must submit to Yah’s plan.
  • He knows the due time to exalt us, though we often think we know that time better than Yah does.
  • Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
  • True humility is shown by our ability to cast our care upon Yah.
  • It is proud presumption to take things into our own worry and care about things that Yah has promised to take care of.
  • Sometimes we need to call worry and inappropriate care exactly what it is: pride and unbelief.
  • He cares for you.
  • The Elohim who is really there - is a Elohim who cares for you.
  • When a child of Yah is full of worry and fear, doesn’t the world have reason to believe that their Father in heaven doesn’t care for them?
  • Worry and fear reflects poorly - in an unfair way - upon Yah.
  • In conclusion “Don’t worry be happy”
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