(Genesis 4:13, 1 Samuel 15:30, 2 Samuel 12:13, 2 Kings 5:10-14, James 4:6-10, John 3:1-21, 2 Corinthians 7:9-10)
The spirit of pride prevents someone from realizing that he/she is wrong, hurtful, and insensitive to others’ pain. Sometimes, it makes you misunderstand why everyone thinks you are wrong in certain matters. It is still easier when we know we are wrong but adamant to change. It is more difficult when the spirit of pride blinds us from realizing that we are wrong. Cain never realized how gravely his murderous act was. He could think that God’s judgment was more than he wanted to bear. He never realized that he snuffed life out of a promising soul (Abel) and had solely prevented any generation through Abel.
Sometimes when we think we are bold for Christ we would need to ponder a bit and be sure if our boldness comes from pride.
It is greatly troubling to know that one can be too proud to be saved. Yes, the Word of God promises that whoever calls for mercy (genuinely) will receive it but one of the hardest things for the proud to do is pleading for mercy. It is pitiful when pride pitches one against God.
In John 3 verse, Nicodemus said, “we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with him”. Here, he came humbly to Jesus but many would have been held back from the salvation of their souls by pride.
May the Holy Spirit helps us to see ourselves as God sees us. And may He convict us unto genuine repentance and salvation that Jesus bought for us.
1) Lord Jesus, I thank you for giving up all, taking my place in judgment, and saving me from all the wretched vanities I clung to.
2) I thank You Lord Jesus for giving me the grace to humble myself before Your cross and to receive the gift of salvation you bought for me.
3) Lord, remove the spirit of pride that refuses to humble himself before your instructions sent to me through others in Jesus name.
4) Holy Spirit, remove from me, the spirit of pride that would not let me seek for Godly wisdom from others, in Jesus name.
5) Father, by Your grace, I renounce pride, reject the confidence, and self-assurance that it offered me to believe in a false salvation.
6) Jesus, I humbly accept Your humility and receive the confidence You gave me through the Holy Spirit for the genuine salvation You bought for me with Your blood.