So in your thoughts, honestly now, you think you know more than all the congregation – or at least most all of the congregation. That you work for the Lord more or better than most.
But did you know that to the extent that you think that you are better than most. To that extent – in God’s eyes – you are actually worse than most. (Luke 18:9-14)
Pride is a stench in God’s nostrils. It is the attitude that first caused satan to think himself better than God, thereby rebelling against God and causing him to fall way down into Hell and soon forever into the eternal lake of fire.
It is essential that you declare a permanent war against pride. Because otherwise it will repeatedly cause your downfall. Also pride is very cunning and deceptive. It pervades your soul in subtle ways that you may not see. Earnestly ask God often to show you when you move in pride so that you can get God’s help to get rid of it.
Do a serious study in the Bible on pride and humility. You will find that many of your thoughts are infested with pride. Ask God to show you any trace of pride in you. He will, and as He does, get rid of that pride. Ask God to help you get rid of that pride. Your vision will be clearer and you will be much more sensitive to the needs of others. You will have more compassion for them instead of being judgmental.
Obadiah 1:3. The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’