1 Corinthians 6:20
"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." Do you believe this? Lets see an example
"I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get."
"But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’
"I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
The question is which one are you?
Honestly I can see myself falling in The Proud category often than i desire due to sinful thinking or sin period! And in this thinking I’ve allowed myself to forget the glorious Gospel of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ whom according to the scriptures died for us while we were still sinners. And who at the present moment lives because of our justification a justification that is not our own but a justification that comes from and belong to him!!! and I believe this justification through Christ is the righteousness that exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees spoken about in Matthew 5:20. I believe that there is also more to be said about this statement made by Jesus in Matthew 5 but my augment is that ultimately the righteousness that places us in the kingdom of heaven must be more than moral in it of itself it must be a divine Righteousness beyond our ability to produce.
So what are you proud or humble?
But through your work on the cross,
You brought life abundantly,
I oppose to the view that you never ever died, you was crushed for our lust you was crushed for our pride, you was crushed for our sins committed by all men, against a holy God who’s just and sovereign, by your strips we were healed, all on your behalf, no more beef with the king Romans 8 did the math, now I focus on the fact that your love will never lack,
I was dead in my sins till the day you brought me back, Know I want to make you famous like them dudes up in Acts, constantly screaming Maranatha till the day you coming back.
On you is where my focus be,
This is like my Eulogy, So when it’s said done I pray people will see you in me,”