The secret sin that can disqualify Christian workers, leaders, and Pastors
We will never be disqualified from the love of God. However, we can short-change God’s work. Self-righteous Christians move within the power of their own knowledge, circumstances, and wisdom, not entirely from God. It is pride in itself, and pride is Lucifer’s first sin. (Isaiah 14:12-18)
The secret sin of pride
Pride has another name, “false humility.” It’s a convenient sin because it’s easy to hide. There could be false humility in your heart if you silently seek to be recognized by what you do or how effective in the church you have become. Similarly, we openly criticize and rebuke without love; we silently judge others, because they sin more than us. That too is pride.
God warns teachers of the law, especially those who seek attention to themselves. They secretly desire to have a share in God’s glory (Luke 20:46). We who teach is judged more than those who don’t, we must always guard our heart above all else. (Proverbs 4:2-3)
After pride comes destruction.
Jhonny Crumpton, All N 4 Him Ministries rebukes; “Pride walking, name-dropping, gift exalting, knowledge sharing, and the list goes on. You want people to know more about you than about who has called you. You say ‘To God be the Glory,’ but what you do points back to how gifted, talented, and efficient you are. The LORD detests the proud, they will be punished.” (Proverbs 16:5)
“Repent, change your mind on how you see yourself as God’s warrior. Do not be like a ‘fourth head’ of the Godhead – The Father, the Son, The Holy Spirit & You. God shares His throne with no one!” The Apostle Paul reminds us to preach God’s words, not ours. (1 Corinthians 2)
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God doesn’t need a soloist in His grand orchestra. We must guard our heart (Proverbs 4:23). We are called into servanthood, to glorify God by proclaiming the Gospel and loving others. Titles bring about responsibilities in the church, not a license to lord over others. Ultinatelt, Jesus demonstrated for us what it means to be a humble leader.
Jesus demonstrated for us what it means to be a humble leader