Cape Cod Sacred Assembly prepartion, Day 5

 If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and
pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will
hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land" 2 Chron

Day 5 – Pride: Enemy of God

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)
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Selfishness, carnal ambition, jealousy, and envy all have their origin
in the condition of our heart called pride. Pride keeps us from
honestly confessing our sin before God and man, and often manifests
itself in a stubborn insistence about our own way.

Jesus clarifies that the origin of our sin comes from within: "out of
the hearts of men come evil thoughts,…wickedness, deceit,
lasciviousness…All these evil things proceed from within and defile
the man" (Mark 7:21-23).

Pride comes naturally to us from Adam; the grace to humble ourselves
comes from Christ. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and awakens
desire and hope within us that is holy and heavenly. Carnal desires
are our nature from Adam. Holy desires are our new nature from Christ.
We inherit pride and self-preoccupation from Adam; we inherit humility
and holiness in Christ!

Prayer Points:

O God, help me to honestly confess my sin before You & others.
Forgive me for my stubbornness & insistence in having my own way.
Reveal to me the true condition of my heart so I can see the hidden
areas of pride, sin & compromise in my life.