Cheated by Pride
Andrew Murray said, “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.”
Pride is a spiritual stronghold; a tool of the enemy used to set itself up against the knowledge of God. It controls, it entangles, and renders believers ineffective in their witness.
Beth Moore addressed it in her book Praying God’s Word. These are her words in light of how pride affects our view of money.
“My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
I cheat you of your God-given destiny…because you demand your own way.
I cheat you of contentment…because you ‘deserve better than this.’
I cheat you of knowledge…because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing…because you’re too full of me to forgive.
I cheat you of holiness…because you refuse to admit when you’re wrong.
I cheat you of vision…because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship…because nobody’s going to know the real you.
I cheat you of love…because real romance demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in heaven…because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.
I cheat you of God’s glory…because I convince you to seek your own.
My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you. Untrue.
I’m looking to make a fool of you.
God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry.
If you stick with me you’ll never know.”
Thankfully, Psalm 25:9 says that God promises to lead the humble in what is right, and teach the humble his way.
Pride can prevent us from seeking help when we need it. If you’re struggling with credit card debt, get in touch with Christian Credit Counselors. They have a wonderful team of Christian experts to help you pay off your credit cards quickly and with less interest.