Two tests to reveal the presence of pride are the way we treat others (especially our own family) and the way we receive instruction or correction.
Our human nature is pure vanity with a heart that is desperately deceitful and wicked, motivated by self-centeredness, a deadly combination for producing sin.
As Haman demonstrates, God deposes the proud and will bring them low. We must learn to humble ourselves under God's hand, and He will exalt us.
In this prophetic message, Charles Whitaker compares the arrogant and self-important Man's Report with God's definitive prophecies. Man's boast of increasing reforestation is juxtaposed with prophecies of deforestation and famine, symbolizing the judgment of the modern arrogant, godless Assyrian power (Isaiah 10:5-19), making …
Pride leads to destruction, tricking us into thinking we deserve better than we have. Paradoxically, pride is a mark of inferiority, causing overcompensation.
Having experienced the turmoil of the Catholic—Protestant clash, the framers of our Constitution did not want any sect dictating religious doctrines or practices.
When the commands of a secular state conflict with God's commands, we face the same dilemma as was faced by Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
The contrite or brokenhearted person finds special favor with God, and a humble or contrite spirit is indeed a precursor to forgiveness and spiritual healing.
Pride is a perverted comparison that elevates one above another. Because of its arrogant self-sufficiency, it hinders our faith. Faith depends on humility.
Richard Ritenbaugh, creating a hypothetical scenario in which God sends the Russians- to devastate America and reduce it to a vassal state, suggests that such a catastrophe would resemble the conditions described by the Book of Lamentations. The Scriptures describe the Chaldeans as a bitter and hasty nation, ruthless and …
Charles Whitaker, reflecting on the first question in the Westminster Catechism, 'What is man's purpose?" says this catechism suggests that man's greatest purpose is to glorify God. Glory enriches a person's well-being. After Moses received the Ten Commandments, his skin had a special iridescence, reflecting the glory of …
Religious narcissists, who identify with the servant who received ten talents, cherry-pick Scripture to enhance their self-love and support their views.
If we look upon the Book of Daniel as a puzzle of prophecies, we miss the more important point that it gives strategies to remain godly in a godless venue.
The circumstances surrounding Nebuchadnezzar's dream set the stage for God's revelation of His power, plan, and prophetic intentions (through His servants).
Because all things will be violently shaken, God commands His people to place their trust in the unshakeable Kingdom of God which will displace all empires.
Charles Whittaker, reflecting upon what Herbert W. Armstrong referred to as one of the most common as well as one of the most egregious sins, the sin of ingratitude, focuses upon the necessity of proper thanksgiving and the spirit of gratitude. Pride, the kind demonstrated by Nebuchadnezzar when he boasted about what he had …