Proverbs 15:33 “The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility.”
Clear ye the Way!
Without Goodness or Rightness, Self’s pride is defenseless with sword made of plastic and shield — cardboard pressed.
Without Righteousness leading, our egos expanding, drawn are we to war — unequipped and ill-fated.
So cast “Mirrored Attention” down from its high platform…and with GOD’s full armor, do battle with Flesh!
Then Victory we’ll walk in which HE alone purchased; then Focus shall flee from our Self…to HIS face!
There humbled our vision — with Blessing will clearly behold CHRIST within us…for others to see!
As HIServant re-reminded “Reflect solely — CHRIST!”,
Devotional: Proverbs 13:10 “By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.”
“Clear ye the Way!” is a shout for our Self to take heed of most of all. So spoken and written most of all — inwardly!
Pride is part of the grouping I refer to as the spiritual LISP. Lust, Ignorance, Sarcasm and Pride.
Meaning: Desiring Unrighteousness, remaining untrained in HIS humility, being quick to speak and slow to listen, and outwardly displaying a superior status.
Proverbs 29:23 “A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.”
None are completely immune from having a spiritual LISP. We are fallible, clay vessels after all.
But the view of both the Lost AND the Body of believers must be unobstructed and unblocked by the outward display of our flesh.
And that’s a tall order many times because we’re the last to see it — that our often actions create a lack of transparency …which GOD calls us to discard.
Matthew 11:29 “Take MY yoke upon you and learn from ME, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
So! No battle can be well waged against darkness with self – elevated words and superior mentalities.
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are GOD’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when HE appears we shall be like HIM, because we shall see HIM as HE is.”
Then! Then we will no longer display our own armor nor struggle with a spiritual LISP. Oh what a day that will be!
So “Clear YE the Way!” Oh GOD…within my soul. Change me, Oh LORD! Grant me “Crutch Crushing Faith” so my soul depends solely upon THEE!
Amen and amen!