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Woe to the Children of Pride

A few months ago, I was having my daily devotional, and while looking up a word in the Bible, I stumbled into the book of Job. Job's testimony is quite fascinating because it not only illustrates how God loves to praise and bless His children, but also how God allows Satan to bring temporary calamity and disaster to test the faithfulness of His children.


Imagine God, the Father and the sons of God having a heavenly gathering and Satan walks in. After asking Satan some questions, God brings up His servant Job to him.

And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Job 1:8 KJV

I know I and many others have asked themselves, if Job was a perfect and upright man, then why did God bring him up to Satan. The reason is because God wanted to show Job a deep-rooted flaw in Him and that was the sin of pride. By the end of the discourse, Satan was allowed to attack Job’s possessions, children, and health.


When I stumbled into the book of Job, I specifically stumbled into chapter 41, and as I read about this creature called the leviathan, I broke down into tears. The leviathan is the most heinous sea creature and here is the verse that struck me.

He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride. Job 41: 34 KJV

What is pride? Pride is the quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance. It makes you selfish and very focused on your own achievements and abilities.


God hates pride.


The first sin in heaven was that of pride. That is why Satan was kicked out of heaven.

Your heart was proud and arrogant because of your beauty; You destroyed your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. Ezekiel 28:17 AMP

Lucifer was the most beautiful angel in heaven, but because of his beauty, he became proud. He wanted the glory that was due Jesus.


Ladies, I admonish you! Do not get so into yourself that you offend God. There is a godly balance to looking good and feeling good, but if you desire the glory from people that is meant for Jesus, you will become God’s enemy.

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. James 4:6 KJV

What makes you proud?

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4 KJV

If our soul is not upright, then it is upside-down or inverted. When our soul (ie. will, emotions, and feelings) are inverted, we are misaligned with God. Literally think about it as if your head is touching the ground and your feet are in the air. That is how we look to God. Therefore, we cannot receive from God, so He can’t give us our identity, worth, and value which causes us to seek it from the world.


During my study, the Lord was showing me that deeply-rooted within my soul was pride. I thought I was 'oh so smart' and 'oh so cute'. I knew it all, I loved the hearts and likes on my pictures, and I loved to get the latest tea, so I could critique someone else because I thought I knew how to handle every situation better, but God was resisting me.


Whatever makes you feel EXCLUSIVE or BETTER than someone else is pride.

(ie. getting a college degree, joining a fraternity, becoming an eastern star, being black, being a women, being beautiful)


It is a CURSE to have an inverted soul, but God wants to convert our souls so that we are in right alignment with Him, then He can show us who we are, what we are, and our purpose.


If you are interested in learning more or just want to talk, reach out to me. Also, get a copy of The Curse of the Inverted Soul.

Let's be women God has called us to be!


Be blessed,

Cindi

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