Pride — the enemy of humility!

Great study from Kim!

Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splender.” Ezekiel 28: 15a

Lucifer’s heart became proud!!! We can learn much about ourselves from his actions and story….

From the book “Epic”-
“Standing at the head of the vast legions of angelic hosts (millions, as the biblical record counts) was a captian. The most beautiful, the most powerful of them all. The commander of the armies of God. The guardian of the glory of the Lord. His name was Lucifer. “Son of the morning.” Glorious as the sun, Unequaled among his noble peers.”

WOW! He had it all- beauty, power, and respect!!! Unbelievably, HE WANTED MORE!! He wanted to be the ultimate ruler! He wanted all the recognition! Sound like anyone else we know? Always wanting more than we already have? Never having enough? And to think we already have…
… Forgiveness of sins,
… His Love,
… His Joy and Peace,
… through Him, we have Contentment,
… we have the King of Kings fighting for us,
… and many Blessings LAVISHED upon us each and every day!!!

C.S. Lewis writes, “Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. Of all created beings the wickedest is one who originally stood in the immediate presence of God.”

As a child of the King, do we demand more? Do we live as if we have nothing? Whoa, what does that say to the world? It says we are selfish! It says God is not enough!

Almighty One, prayerfully, the countless gifts You lavish upon us daily will not make us proud, better than everyone else and deserving more but THANKFUL for ALL You have freely given us! May we always appreciate Your gifts, being content with all You have lovingly poured out on us!