Are You in Danger of Spiritual Pride? PLUS 3 Ways to Avoid It

Are You in Danger of Spiritual Pride? PLUS 3 Ways to Avoid It June 23, 2018

Spiritual pride is always toxic to the spirit, yet all too easy to cloak.

It’s exacerbated by a segment of the Christian world which applauds and encourages it.

Especially in the world of social media where the number of followers, rankings, and scores are exalted and sought after.

We humans have an inimitable way of glorifying the paintbrush when we appreciate a painting.

But understanding WHO created the painting helps one break loose of such delusions.

If you are gifted and God is using you, you are more susceptible to spiritual pride than others. But keeping things in perspective is the antidote. Specifically,

1. Understanding that you’re merely a paintbrush in the hands of the Painter.

2. As a paintbrush, you don’t deserve the glory that’s only due to the Painter.

3. You are dispensable.

Sometimes a thorn in the flesh helps us to recognize this.

In this connection, the only “klout” that matters is klout with God.

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  • Greg Carlet

    This made me think of a couple of verses.

    But now, O Lord, you are our Father;

    we are the clay, and you are our potter;

    we are all the work of your hand.

    -Isaiah 64:8

    And…

    Has the potter no right over the clay,

    -Romans 9:21