November 12, 2018 by directorfsm
Pride hides itself in many forms from the verbose to the humble; all the while casting its evil embrace
Of all sins, it is the most secret, subtle and insinuating!
(Edward Payson, 1783-1827)
“In his pride, the wicked does not seek Him. In all his thoughts, there is no room for God.” Psalm 10:4
The pride of the wicked is the principal reason why they will not seek after the knowledge of God.
In the first place, pride renders God a disagreeable object of contemplation to the wicked–and a knowledge of Him as undesirable. Pride consists in an unduly exalted opinion of one’s self. It is, therefore, impatient of a rival, hates a superior, and cannot endure a master. In proportion as it prevails in the heart–pride makes us wish . . .
to see nothing above us,
to acknowledge no law but our own wills,
to follow no rule but our own inclinations.
Thus it led Satan to rebel against his Creator–and…
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