Being Clear About Pride
Someone encouraged me to read the book Humility and i started it today. We read the first couple chapters tonight, too. I truly want to see and deal with the things in my life with this clarity; to deal with the “smallest” of things with passion. God sees it that clearly. And i demand of myself to see it that clearly, too. He deserves it.
“As much as you have of pride within you, so you have of the fallen angel alive in you. As much as you have of true humility [if legitimately Twice-Born] so you have [manifestation of] the Lamb of God within you. If you could see what every stirring of pride does to your soul, you would beg of everything you meet to tear the viper from you, though with the loss of a hand or an eye. If you could see what a sweet, divine, transforming power there is in humility, how it expels the poison of your nature, and makes room for the Spirit of God to live in you, you would rather wish to be the footstool of all the world than lack the smallest degree of it.” (A. Murray)