Pride is one of the single most powerful forces that will prevent a person from becoming and remaining consecrated to the service of God (Num. 12:1-15; 2 Kgs. 5:25-27; 2 Chron. 26:16-21). The sin of pride, if we recall, is what caused Lucifer to be cast out from the presence of God and from being “…the anointed cherub that covereth…” (Is. 14:12-17; Ez. 28:12-19). When we allow ourselves to become caught up with the mindset (or lies from the enemy…whether through self-inflation from within or the flattering tongues of others) that causes us “…to think of himself (ourselves) more highly than he (we) ought to think…,” we begin to travel down a path that “…goeth before destruction, and…before a fall…” (Rom. 12:3; Prov. 16:18).
Throughout our lives and in our daily walk with God, as we continuously consecrate ourselves to His service, we must ensure that we lean upon the power and strength of the Holy Spirit to help us guard ourselves against falling into Satan’s trap. While, to some, it may seem easier to fall into one of the enemy’s snares than it is to walk in integrity and with an upright heart before God, the truth of the matter is that with the help of God, “…we are well able to overcome it…” (Num. 13:30)…#thinkonthesethings