Spiritual Pride!

Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

Isaiah 55:9

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

I once heard a sermon by Dr. W.A. Criswell of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.  I cannot for the life of me recall the sermon, but I do recall an illustration he used to demonstrate  the deceitful heart of man and to show how far we will go to appear smarter than we really are. Here is his illustration:

Two drunks in a bar were arguing over which of them was the most religious.  Finally, one man bet the other $10 that he could not recite The Lord’s Prayer.  The man took the bet and began; “Now I lay me down to sleep.  I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” The first man stared at him in amazement, reached in his billfold for a $10 bill, handed it to Fred and muttered, “I had no idea you knew it!”

Oh, how sad the lack of knowledge about God and His ways.  We can bluff our way past those who have even less knowledge of the Bible than we do, but God knows all about us.  There is no way we can fool Him.  He knows every thought before we think it and every word before it comes from our lips. That fact should sober us to the reality of cleaning up our act and preparing our heart so that we are acceptable in His sight.

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing! 

– – – Pastor Cecil

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