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Pride (month) Precedes Destruction

humility before god

Let the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord,
my strength and my Redeemer."

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The eternal Word of God warns all humanity that: "Pride precedes Destruction, and an arrogant spirit presages a Fall." (Proverbs 16:1)

In light of this what can we say about "pride month?" While pride month people may stand tall before the culture, they pay a price for doing so. They are about to take a great fall. "Pride precedes destruction, and an arrogant spirit presages a fall." 

Does anyone invite disaster into their lives, their home or to ravage their loved ones? Not knowingly to be sure. But the best way to destroy people is to get their co-operation. To tell them to "go to hell," as they say, in such a way that they will enjoy the trip. No surprise here since Satan can appear as an angel of light. But don't dance with the devil because he will step on your toes! Contact with him is at first pleasant, even liberating. But so is one's first dose of fentanyl. One experiences long desired relief from all the burdens of life, and gets it For a short time. But within days that person's life turns into a living hell.

The same happens when one glorifies the sins that are celebrated during "pride month." At first there may be a feeling of great relief. But soon such a person finds herself in a rapid and perilous fall. If you have not gotten to the bottom yet, be patient, you will fall. You will meet destruction. It seems as if self-preservation alone should be reason enough not to engage in illogical and irrational behaviors; nor to lend them one's support.

Lastly the gospel of Jesus Christ calls for humility many times over with such words as: "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." Moreover Jesus says, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven."

For this reason the church warns the culture to embrace penitence instead of pride. Humility instead of arrogance. Then you will never be ashamed, never fall and never be destroyed.