Beware of pride in your life. Through its door, the devil comes to wreak havoc with your relationships and finances. Jesus has a humble heart. He is gentle and meek. Do you ever wonder why you don’t draw near to Him or think on his name and daily praise him? The pride in your heart opposes such a relationship. How can two walk together unless they are agreed?
It was pride that moved Adam and Eve to disobey God. Satan skillfully deceived Eve to think she would gain wisdom apart from God if she ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Adam followed, fully aware that his actions would separate himself from the fellowship of his Father. They chose an earthy wisdom one of conceit, envy, and sadly demonic. The purpose of pride is to divide you from your Father, the One who created you and has and will always love you.
The pride of life lures you in, to snare you. Its ultimate goal is to destroy you and to render you powerless to fulfill the purpose of which God created you.