A few days ago we talked a little bit about things God hates. As Christians there are things that we should also hate. “The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.” (Proverbs 8:13) It seems pretty easy to dislike evil, but what about pride? When things are going our way it is easy to start getting a sense of pride in ourselves. James also warns us about being proud. “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’” (James 4:6) I do not think a single one of us want to do anything that the scripture says God opposes. There is something we can be proud of and boast about. “so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:31) Everything good we have is from God. Forgiveness of our sins and eternal salvation are from Him thru His son, our Savior. Our boasting should be in what God has done and continues to do for us and what He can do for everyone who follows Him.
Today’s reading: Daniel q