March 27–Spiritual Dwarfs–Part Two–PRIDEFUL

Every Spiritual Dwarf is a LIAR. Each of them DENIES some TRUTH of GOD.

Hear PRIDEFUL as he speaks his LIES:  “I don’t need anyone else but me. I am in control. I am wise enough to decide my fate. I am strong enough on my own to get through all situations without anything from anyone else. I am able to get what I want. And whatever I get is mine–deserved and obtained by my own power.

Not only do I not need anyone else, it would do everyone else a great deal of good to listen to me tell them how to run their lives!”

PRIDEFUL denies the very NEED of God. PRIDEFUL is so self-focused in his outrageous lies, that the Holy Sovereign God is dismissed entirely or, at the very least, considered unnecessary for PRIDEFUL to live as PRIDEFUL determines is best for himself.

Oh, my goodness! Does this Spiritual Dwarf need to be killed in your life? He does in mine. Over and over and over again!  Letting PRIDEFUL live is very dangerous for us.

Pride[ful] goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:9

PRIDEFUL is a powerful, ugly and persistent Spiritual Dwarf who speaks the most and the loudest of all the other dwarfs. Yet PRIDEFUL can, at the same time, hide insidiously behind the facade of the other Spiritual Dwarfs.

PRIDEFUL is not only a LIAR, PRIDEFUL BOASTS of self and temporal things from a very skewed and limited perspective. His boasts focus on nothing of eternal substance or value, and are completely lacking in any true godly wisdom.

God tells us HIS TRUTH: Understanding and Knowing HIM is what really gives anyone any real wisdom, or any real source of pride. And that godly pride comes from a place of sincere humility before the Sovereign LORD.

This is what the LORD says: 

“Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man his riches,

but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and rightousness on earth, for in these I delight, ” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 9:23-24

When pride[ful] comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

God wants the very best for each of us. Killing the Spiritual Dwarf of PRIDEFUL is the very best thing we could do in order to live powerfully in our Sovereign LORD’s Eternal Truth: WE NEED GOD!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane