Proverbs Challenge (Day 16)

Welcome back to Day 16 of the Proverbs Challange, and if you are just joining in, this challenge is where we read one chapter of Proverbs each day, and reflect, with God, what He wants to reveal to you. Therefore, today, we are reading Chapter 16!

Do you ever read a verse and it literally stops you in your tracks? Verse 5 did this for me, this morning, so I want to share my thoughts, with you

“The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.”

Proverbs 16:5

My Thoughts: I looked up the King James Version of translation for this verse, and the word: ”abomination” is used for how God feels about being proud. If you ever wanted clarity over what He truly means – here you go! Abomination means, being prideful disgusts God

Wow, this verse is very sobering because God then states ”be sure of this: they will not go unpunished.” Again, God’s directness cuts straight through any prideful thoughts

God has laid it all out for us here…pride is not the outward actions, but our inner thoughts, that will send us to hell. Pride is ugly, and it is something that God quite obviously detests, but for good reason

Satan was prideful to try and overthrow God

Adam was prideful not to acknowledge his wrongdoings in the Garden

I have been, and still can be prideful, in ways, too

I think this happens with us all, but Proverbs 16:5 is the stark reality of why spending time with God, each day, will eliminate pride from our hearts, because our focus then shifts from oneself, to the only One that matters

My Reflection: Pride is the inner voice that whispers, ”Our way is better.” It is resisting God’s leadership and believing that we can live without His help

Whenever we find ourselves wanting to do something our way, or we look down on others, we are being controlled by pride

Pride is ugly

Just thinking briefly about pride, it has caused so much destruction within the world, and yet, God states that it is the things we discuss within our minds, that is worse

Pride leads to disgrace, conflicts, punishments, and destruction, but ultimately, pride will bring humiliation and our downfall upon humanity. If only would realise that God is God, and humanity is not

What did you get from Chapter 16?

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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