Tag Archives: Pride

I fought the law

  You might know the song “I Fought the Law“. It was originally recorded in 1966 and was then covered by the Clash in 1979. While I’ve luckily not been on the losing side of a battle with the law, … Continue reading

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The Rock speaks

The Rock put me back on my heels. Wait, I should probably clarify. I mean the original Rock, the one on whom Jesus would build His church, Petra, Peter. In chapter 5 of Peter’s first letter to the believers scattered … Continue reading

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I’m a little bit Haman, I’m a little bit Mordecai

Let’s take a look at an excerpt from the fifth chapter of the Old Testament book called Esther. This book describes the life of Esther, the queen of Persia, a vast empire ruled by King Xerxes from 486 BC to … Continue reading

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Enemies at the gate

King David’s life was characterized by mountain tops and deep valleys. He wrote many of the Psalms during these bright and dark periods. Several express his state of mind while being pursued by enemies. Consider Psalm 3, for example. In … Continue reading

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An ox and his will

A goad is a stick with a pointed (or electrically charged) end used to drive cattle and oxen. By extension, it is a stimulus that pricks like the pointed stick in order to encourage, urge, or drive. I’m interested in the ox goad … Continue reading

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A moving walkway life

Do you ever dwell on the past? Have you ever caught yourself reliving previous mistakes over and over and over again? Give me five minutes of quiet, particularly between 3 am and 6 am, and I’ll give you 10 of … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

There were two sisters in Translation, FL. They grew up in the same house, but they could not have been more different. The older sister was… what’s a kind way to say this?… a little constrained. She did not listen … Continue reading

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Pride defeated

I’ve failed in many ways. I’ve disappointed myself and hurt others. When I look carefully, if I train my Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass on the many crime scenes, there is always a telltale fiber, a thread that connects the events. … Continue reading

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What more could you want?

The payoff for meekness and Fear-of-GOD is plenty and honor and a satisfying life. (Proverbs 22:4 MSG) What an amazing trade! By laying down our own pride and, instead, offering humility to our creator, we are offered: everything we need (plenty) … Continue reading

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Being opposed

James 4:6 makes a sobering statement. “God opposes the proud     but shows favor to the humble.” Being opposed by God is a desperate situation; it makes a strong statement about how He feels about pride. After reading this verse, I … Continue reading

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