I don’t even want to admit to you how many times I’ve had pride rise up in my life like bread with leaven (Yeast) Leavened bread puffs up (sound familiar?) and that’s why Jesus warned his disciples about it “beware of the yeast” of the Pharisees……..
When we do good things like go to church, study our bibles daily, pray all the time, faithful stewards of our things (or whatever) it’s so easy to get into pride about it and consider ourselves to be “OBEDIENT” and then become like clanging cymbals in the ears and hearts of others…………
God is not impressed when we beat our chest and say how very righteous we are. it’s a big stench in his nostrils…
By his Grace we are saved by his Grace we are led into obedience, by his Grace we carry out his plans…..
by his Grace, By his Grace, By his Grace & his power alone.
“Only God can circumcise our hearts by the power of his Spirit, in Jesus’ name! Colossians 2:22-23
“These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.”
God circumcises our hearts (cuts away) what is not of him
BY HIS POWER……”Col 2:11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands.”
TO HIM BE THE GLORY FOREVER! Our God Reigns!