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07/25/2014

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 230

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare in Proverbs — kellporten @ 12:10
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Scripture:

Prov. 26:12
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Comment:

We believers need boldness, based on who we are in Christ, to make spiritual warfare in the right way. At the same time, it is extremely important that we retain our humility. If we lose it then we are in trouble. The enemy knows that and he is therefore trying to make us fall into pride. Pride was the devil’s original sin, and he is trying to get us to sin in the same way.

No one is totally perfect. No matter how far we have come in the sanctification process, there is more that God wants to deal with in our lives. The enemy is just trying to get us to look at all the defects in our lives, and make us think that we are not good enough, or he is trying to make us feel that we have come so far on the road so we don’t need more sanctification. It is the latter version that Prov. 26:12 is talking about.

To be wise in one’s own eyes, that is to exalt ourselves and not see our flaws, will have devastating effects. The Bible says that pride goes before destruction.

Prov. 16:18
Pride goes before destruction …

The problem with pride is that if you’ve gotten into it, it is difficult to accept correction. Such a person may say that he listens to God but not to people. God often speaks through people, many times through those, who are insignificant in the eyes of the world.

1 Cor. 1:27-29
27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,
29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.

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