“Our pride is killing us as much as all of those things we haughtily refrain from doing would. But, somehow we consider it righteous to be proud of ourselves. I would never read that book, we say. I would never spend that kind of money, we boast. I would never think that way, we post on Facebook. And, before we know it, we look back at our social media activity, and we see it. We are so very proud of ourselves.
Believe me, I speak to you as the Pride Queen. But, please hear me when I tell you that we have got to stop trying to steal glory from God by enjoying our own goodness. We were made to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, and we settle instead for trying to convince ourselves that we are pretty great, too.”
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