Christians have no basis to boast in themselves but have every reason to boast in the Lord Jesus who provides gracious salvation to them. Many problems in the church and culture can be solved by a healthy dose of humility before God and others.
Hosea declares the Judgment that is coming on his nation and he covers some of the reasons for it. As he describes the things they are accountable for it seems he is not describing ancient Israel but America as it looks today. We should head the warning and discern the pattern of judgment because it seems our nation is ripe for it.
We need to make sure that we set no wicked thing before us. We should lift up holy hands when we pray. If our hands aren't holy God will not hear our prayers. When you put wicked things before your eyes you separate yourself from God. The Holy Ghost will not dwell in an unclean temple.
How is pride dangerous? Isaiah 29:1–14 prepares us for the first serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these fourteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that pride puts us in danger of stumbling over the Cornerstone, inventing our own theology, and devising our own worship.
Warn the unruly - those who break rank; who will not stay in their place and who will not be controlled by law or order. Unruly people are lawless people who refuse to recognize any authority. There are unruly men, unruly women, and unruly children. Many times these people are in positions of authority, but are themselves unruly. The Bible says to warn them, and so that is what we did in this message. We all need to stop and consider honestly whether we have any of this sinful and deadly habit in us.
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that wisdom comes in words from God, which He employs other instructed men to teach us, so that we ought to be humble and persevering, so that we can gain wisdom by which to serve and teach others.
James pleads with all who have been proud to humbly submit themselves to the Lord. God is willing to draw near to us if we draw near to Him. God's promises will encourage us to a sincere repentance of sins.
To live a life that is not displeasing to God pride is the first thing that must be dealt with. Our pride gets in the way of our willingness to identify with Christ. Pride is the motive behind most ungodliness. Immodesty and immorality are fueled by pride. Pride is the real motive for most good works. It runs deep in the human heart and we must deal with ourselves thoroughly and honestly to keep it from being a factor in our life.
Today we're taking a closer look at the fourth chapter of the Book of Daniel.
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Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
Pastor JD talks about how God, through the prophet Ezekiel, prophecies judgment on the prince of Tyre, then the king of Tyre, Satan himself, who is behind all pride, as the source of all pride.
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The younger and older brothers both needed to repent and come home. Discover how the sinful and religious persons both need forgiveness, and both can be accepted by the Father! Don't let religion get in the way of your relationship with God.
As we have been gleaning from the book of Proverbs, chapter thirty has not been used, so far. This is a unique chapter. It is not attributed to Solomon. It is full of little vignettes – short portions that describe or illustrate special qualities, characteristics, or themes. Altogether, they help us see positive or negative elements that we can use to put together our worldview.