November 25, 2020
Wisdom -vs- Pride – Ezekiel 28:17
If you have been reading the previous news articles regarding earthly wisdom, you will have noticed that this type of wisdom brings arrogance which is pride, and will bring those who operate in this manner to shame. I have tried to make this clear, earthly wisdom is a good thing to have but Spiritual Wisdom is far greater. So, how will we know when we are actually hearing the voice of pride speaking or when we are in the presence of pride? It is the belief of themselves to know it all. Let us take a look at what happens when we trust in our earthly wisdom rather than the Holy Spirit.
Pride is a dangerous thing to have especially if we are controlled by it spiritually. Pride takes shape in the heart of humans and like all other types of sins, they are controlled by satan. We may be wise but pride overshadows because we believe ourselves to be all that and a bag of crisps. Pride corrupts.
Some people are fooled to believe that because their beauty may get them into a door among prominent people that they will remain. Then we have some who not only possess beauty but earthly wisdom as well and will develop a god complex. Believing that all control and power reside within our hands, that nothing can flow without a hitch unless we are involved. Prideful people will never consider that we are only fathomable humans. We are not nor will we ever be GOD who is unfathomable. Pride corrupts.
Pride goes before a fall, Prov. 16:18. Of all the angels in heaven, lucifer was the most beautiful, and look what his onetime beauty and wisdom cost him, Is. 14:12-15, Lk. 10:18.
We can be beautiful outwardly but better to be beautiful inwardly which comes from CHRIST and continues to flow outwardly. And, we can also be wise in our education and experiences but it is far better to possess the Spirit of Wisdom in the Holy Spirit. Having the Holy Spirit will keep us humble so that we will not veer off to think more highly of ourselves than we should. There is absolutely nothing that we can do in and of our own self, GOD gives us what it takes to do that which needs to be done. All of our adequacies come from GOD so when we have anything to brag about, brag about what CHRIST JESUS has done, is doing, and for what we are patiently waiting to see come to pass.
So, in conclusion, if anything at all is to be taken away from this article, take this. True Wisdom is to have the utmost respect for who the LORD GOD is, who the LORD CHRIST JESUS is, and who the Holy Spirit is. We are to follow all of HIS examples and only hate that which HE hates. Such as hating every type of evil; arrogant boasting, lies which are the perverseness of the mouth, all ways which lead to destruction and evilness, and finally pride which in actuality is the sum total of arrogance, lies, and evil.
Be beautiful inwardly which reflects outwardly from the possession of humility that comes from the Spirit of Wisdom who is the Holy Spirit.