Pride – unless you are a christian, you won’t understand how destructive pride can be in your life. The world teaches us, above all things, to be successful, to reach high, to gain fame and fortune and that the end justifies the means.
The bible teaches us that pride is the root of anger, and that if you allow pride to take possession of your heart you will end up lonely and perhaps even alone.
We are tempted to be “Christians” who want to “see” manifestations of the Holy Spirit. And we can become addicted to a sensual(from senses) religiosity. We want to “feel” something when we worship, see a “glow” in our ministers, want to experience miraculous healings in our churches.
But we are called to a different kind of relationship with God. One not driven by our feelings, but grounded in faith. He is trustworthy, and if we believe in Him, and we must, He will give us life.
Matthew 6:1 (NASB): “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
Are you interested in the reward of men or in the reward from God?