1 John 3:4-10
1 John

1 John 3:4-10

4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. 7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead … Continue reading

Psalm 10
Psalms

Psalm 10

1 Why, Lord, do you stand far off?     Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,     who are caught in the schemes he devises. 3 He boasts about the cravings of his heart;     he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. 4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek … Continue reading

1 John 1:5-10
1 John

1 John 1:5-10

Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as … Continue reading

Pride
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Pride

Pride (the definition): a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc. the state or feeling of being proud a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one’s position or character pleasure or satisfaction taken in something done by or belonging to oneself or believed to reflect credit upon oneself Synonyms  Pride, conceit, self-esteem, egotism, vanity, vainglory imply an unduly favorable idea of one’s own appearance, advantages, achievements, etc., and often apply to offensive characteristics. Pride is a lofty and often arrogant assumption of superiority in some respect: Pride must have a fall. Conceit implies an exaggerated estimate of one’s own abilities or attainments, together  with pride: blinded by conceit. Self-esteem may imply an estimate of oneself that is higher than that held … Continue reading

Psalm 7
Psalms

Psalm 7

A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite. 1 Lord my God, I take refuge in you;     save and deliver me from all who pursue me, 2 or they will tear me apart like a lion     and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me. 3 Lord my God, if I have done this     and there is guilt on … Continue reading