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Why are we not offended at insults and evils done to us? It is because God has removed the power and burden of pride in us. He has crucified our egos, which are a hindrance to any man or woman who desires to be free and live life to the fullest. The world thinks pride is a good thing, but God calls it evil; there are few things He despises more than man’s pride. It is written:
“Pride comes, then shame comes; but with the lowly is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2 MKJV).
“Only by pride comes argument, but with those who take advice is wisdom” (Proverbs 13:10 MKJV).
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18 MKJV).
“A man’s pride shall bring him low; but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit” (Proverbs 29:23 MKJV).
The world thinks pride is good. How wrong it is! If people only knew how much pride costs them! But almost all people, if they even recognize their pride, are too proud to face the fact that pride is not good; so they cling to their pride and inevitably succumb to anger, depression, self-pity, resentment, bitterness, fear, worry, revenge – all which lead, and bind them firmly, to loss, failure, defeat, humiliation, sorrow, disappointment, misery, suffering, destruction, and death in its many daily forms.
– Victor Hafichuk (February 5, 2009)
Are you following God’s written directions and requirements as recorded in the Law of Moses? If not, then you cannot be keeping the Feasts in truth, can you? If you are not doing things His way, but are substituting something else for His specific and precise instructions, yet call what you do by His chosen name for the real event, is that not presumptuous and deceitful? Are you not breaking His Law and sinning?
On October 21 we attended the Lewis and Clark Library board meeting to witness the decision of the board on The Joy of Gay Sex. To no one’s surprise, the board unanimously approved the review committee’s and director’s decision to retain this vile book in the library’s active collection.
A little summary of some lies told about in the Bible, to show how you can’t judge by appearance – only by motive. Self-righteous legalism is blind and deadly, but the truth brings vision and life.