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Friday, August 1, 2014

They Tempt The Devil To Fall In Love With Them!

Pro 8:13  The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Pride runs in the blood.

Augustine calls pride, "the mother of all sin!"

Some people would be better if they could pluck the worm of pride out of their head!

Pride ruins our virtues and poisons our mercies.

Some are proud of their estates. Riches are fuel for pride. Your heart has become proud because of your wealth. Men's hearts rise with their estates. Ezekiel 28:5

Some take pride in their abilities. The Lord enriches them with wit and talents - and pride fumes from their heart into their head and makes them giddy.

Some are proud of their bodies. Pride is seen in long and meticulous dressings. They spend that time between the comb and the looking-glass, which should be spent in prayer and holy meditation.

Pride is seen in painting their faces - overlaying God's work with the devil's colors!

But virtue is most beautiful to God. 

Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. 

You should be known for the beauty that comes from within - the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God." 1 Pet. 3:3-4

Pride is seen in the outlandish fashions with which some people dress - or rather disguise themselves. 

They clothe themselves like the rainbow.

Adam was ashamed of his nakedness; these should be ashamed of their clothing. 

They are so plumed and gaudily attired - that they tempt the devil to fall in love with them!

Pro 16:5  Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

~Thomas Watson~

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