Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Peacock Of Pride

 He is the most lovely Christian–who is the most lowly Christian. 

As incense smells the sweetest when it is beaten smallest–so saints look loveliest when they lie lowest.

God will not allow such a weed as pride to grow in His garden, without taking some course to root it up. 

Pride is a sinner’s torment–but humility is a saint’s ornament.  

Be clothed with humility. Where humility is the cornerstone- there glory shall be the top-stone.

God many times places a thorn in the flesh to pierce the balloon of pride. 

He makes us feel a sense of our misery that we may know His unmerited mercy. 

The first Adam was for self-advancement but the second Adam is for self-abasement. The former was for having SELF deified–the latter is for having SELF crucified 

We live by dying to ourselves; and die by living to ourselves.  

There is no proud man who is not a foolish man; and scarcely is there any foolish man who is not a proud man. 

It is the night-owl of ignorance, which broods and hatches the peacock of pride. 

“I hate pride and arrogance!” Proverbs 8:13. God abhors those people worst who adore themselves most. 

Pride is not a Bethel–that is, a house where God dwells; but a Babel–that is, a stinking dungeon in which Satan abides.

Pride is not only a most hateful evil but it is a radical evil. As all other lusts are found lodging in it–so they are found springing from it.

Pride is a foul leprosy, in the face of morality; and a hurtful worm, gnawing at the root of humility. 

Pride is a cancer within, and a spreading plague without!

Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.  Peter 5:5

- William Secker, 1660

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