Posts tagged with ‘Pride’

7/20/21 MAN IS TESTED BY THE PRAISE HE RECEIVES

by Barry Lovett

“His fame spread far and wide, for he was marvelously helped till he became strong.” II Chronicles 26:15 Uzziah, king of Judah, for many years sought the Lord. While he did, God gave him great success.  But things changed when “his fame spread far and wide”. Uzziah entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on […]

2/11/21 REPLACE SELF-CENTEREDNESS WITH CHRIST-CENTEREDNESS

by Barry Lovett

“Love…does not seek its own.” I Corinthians 13:4-5. Self-centeredness is a universal human problem.  King Hezekiah did many good things for his country, but near the end of his life he developed a self-centered attitude.  After he unwisely made a treaty with the Babylonians, the prophet Isaiah said that his descendants would be conquered and forced into […]

6/2/20 A PERSON IS NEVER SO EMPTY AS WHEN HE IS SO FULL OF HIMSELF

by Barry Lovett

“There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:21. Seeing ourselves as the center of the universe leads to misery.  We weren’t made to be the focus of our own attention.  We were made to give our hearts to “the High and Lofty One,” who lives with those who have a contrite and humble […]

8/21/19 A PERSON IS NEVER SO EMPTY AS WHEN HE IS SO FULL OF HIMSELF

by Barry Lovett

“There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:21. Seeing ourselves as the center of the universe leads to misery.  We weren’t made to be the focus of our own attention.  We were made to give our hearts to “the High and Lofty One,” who lives with those who have a contrite and humble […]

8/2/19 REPLACE SELF-CENTEREDNESS WITH CHRIST-CENTEREDNESS

by Barry Lovett

“Love…does not seek its own.” I Corinthians 13:4-5. Self-centeredness is a universal human problem. King Hezekiah did many good things for his country, but near the end of his life he developed a self-centered attitude. After he unwisely made a treaty with the Babylonians, the prophet Isaiah said that his descendants would be conquered and forced into […]