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We’re Not God

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February 18, 2021 7:00 pm

We’re Not God

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February 18, 2021 7:00 pm

In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis recommended asking ourselves some questions to find out if we’re proud: “How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, . . . or patronize me, or show off?” Lewis saw pride as a vice of the “utmost evil” and the chief cause of misery in homes and nations. He called it a “spiritual cancer” that eats up the very possibility of love, contentment, and even common sense.

Pride has been a problem throughout the ages. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God warned the leader of Tyre, a powerful coastal city, against his pride. He said the king’s pride would result in his downfall: “Because you think you are . . . as wise as a god, I am going to bring foreigners against you” (Ezekiel 28:6–7). Then he would know he wasn’t a god, but a mortal (v. 9).

In contrast to pride is humility, which Lewis named as a virtue we receive through knowing God. Lewis said that as we get in touch with God, we become “delightedly humble,” feeling relieved to be rid of the silly nonsense about our own dignity that previously made us restless and unhappy.

The more we worship God, the more we will know Him and the more we can humble ourselves before Him. May we be those who love and serve with joy and humility.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from the daily bread devotional reading is titled we are not God, and it was written by Amy Boucher pi and mere Christianity CS Lewis recommended asking ourselves some questions to find out if were proud. How much do I dislike it when other people snobby or refused to take any notice of me, patronize me or show off. Lewis saw pride as a vice of the utmost evil and the chief cause of misery in homes and nations.

He called it a spiritual cancer that eats up the very possibility of love, contentment, and even common sense pride has been a problem throughout the ages through the prophet Ezekiel, God warns the leader of the powerful coastal city of Tyre against his pride. He said the king's pride would result in his downfall saying because you think you are as wise as God. I am going to bring foreigners against you, then he would know he wasn't a God but a mortal. In contrast to pride is humility, which Lewis named as a virtue we receive through knowing God.

Lewis said that as we get in touch with him. We become delightedly humble, feeling relieved to be rid of the silly nonsense about our own dignity that previously made us relentless and unhappy. The more we worship God more will know him and the more we can humble ourselves before him, may we be those who love and serve with joy and humility. Today Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Ezekiel chapter 28 verses one through 10 the word of the Lord came to me, son of man say to the ruler of Tyre.

This is what the sovereign Lord says in the pride of your heart you say I am a God. I sit on the throne of a God in the heart of the seas that you are a mere mortal, and not a God, though you think you are as wise as a God or you wiser than Daniel is no secret hidden from you by your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself, and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries by your great skill and trading you have increased your wealth and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud. Therefore, this is what the sovereign Lord says because you think you are wise, as wise as a God I'm going to bring foreigners against you. The most ruthless of nations. They will draw their swords against your beauty and wisdom, and pierce your shining splendor. They will bring you down to the pit and you will die a violent death in the heart of the seas, will you then say I am a God in the presence of those who kill you. You will be by a mortal, not a God in the hands of those who slay you. You will die the death of the uncircumcised at the hands of foreigners. I have spoken, declares the sovereign Lord. Let's pray dear God, help us to be humble today because we know that pride causes us to sin and forget that all we have and are is because of your great grace and mercy may we always remember to give you the glory and point others to you. When we accomplish something admirable. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name we pray.

Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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