the path of wisdom…

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 ESV I read it in my morning reading... The path of pride burdens us with defensiveness, while the way of humility frees us to receive teaching and correction. The first path seeks self-justification, while the second pursues truth wherever it leads.… Continue reading the path of wisdom…

in need of grace…

When one careless action...leads to a series of bad decisions...causing a less than perfect outcome...this self-centered perfectionist needs grace..."But God opposes the proudbut gives grace to the humble."James 4:6The first step in accepting His grace...comes in laying down pride...Humble yourselves before the Lord,and he will lift you up.James 4:10Grateful for His grace...abounding beyond my sin...But… Continue reading in need of grace…

ends and beginnings… patience and pride…

Working on a project today... I thought the end would never come...At this writing... it's still not complete... but the design part is done...The part causing frustration... finished...As I worked... a Scripture came to mind... The end of a matter is better than its beginning...And I consider why that's true...I believe it's primarily because of… Continue reading ends and beginnings… patience and pride…

pride-full vanity…

So I see it now...my obedience... a source of pride...a pretty pathetic thing to be pride-full about...A revelation... that sets me... free...Free in the fact... it's not about me...Free from striving...Free to be...Free to rest... in Him...This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:"In repentance and rest is your salvation,in quietness… Continue reading pride-full vanity…