Pride And Grace
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: 5:2 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; 5:3 Neither as being masters over Yahweh's heritage, but being examples to the flock. 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 5:5 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. 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of Elohim, that he may exalt you in due time: 5:7 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”