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Pride is a Robber

 

Pride centers on SELF, the super-EGO;

Through its lack of humility,

The proud cannot see GODís glory,

Being centered on self-glory!

 

Pride is one-dimensional,

Only I, ME, MYSELF,

Pride robs oneís soul of the continuous flow

Of LIVING WATER, GODís compassionate grace  

Flowing through our REDEEMER, CHRIST;

Pride is a stagnant pool, with no outlet

Of compassion for others;

Lacking humility, Pride cannot acknowledge its own sinfulness,

Pride restrains GODís hand of mercy

By its conviction of self-sufficiency;

For the proud, Christ has died in vain.

 

Pride meanders through life

As a sluggish river of pent-up

Thwarted ambitions, frustrations, anxieties

The neuroses of mankind.

Pride robs one of true CONTENTMENT,

Of GODís PEACE, that surpasses all understanding.

 

Pride wants its own way, its will

Not GODís way or GODís will

Pride robs one of true generosity

It cannot magnanimously put others before self.

 

Pride caused the downfall of SATAN

Mankind is admonished not to fall

Into its temptation;

PRIDE can rob man of ETERNAL SALVATION. 

 

                              Shirley Lau

 

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