God Confused The Proud

God Confused The Proud

Pastor Vincent - 24 August 2019

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God Confused The Proud


Have you ever been played out by your pride before? Pride told you that everything is manageable without God, you are fine on your own, but things didn’t turn out as expected, disappointments set in, the very outcome you tried to avoid became reality. Pride is always associated with folly. Pride made humans feel that God is unnecessary and optional. Yet, pride is one horrible sin in God’s eyes and He frustrates the plans of the proud. Let us always remember the wise and true words in <Psalm 127:1>:
“Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.”

Verses To Read:

<Genesis 11: 1-9>


1. Humanism

1) Human-centred, Human-driven

2) The culture of Babel is “Humanism”.

3) Hidden within Humanism is PRIDE

  • City: Security, comfort
  • Tower: Pride

2. Human plan VS God’s plan.

1) God’s intervention >> Turning point <v5>.

2) God frustrates the plans of the proud…easily.

  • Godlessness is folly.

3) Result of being irreverent: Confusion.


3. Do not be influenced by the Babel culture.

1) Be united for the right reasons.

  • For Gospel: 👍
  • Oppose God: 👎

*Disunited without God; united in Christ.
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” <Gal 3:28>.

2) Be set apart from the Babel culture.


Reflection:

  • Despite being a Christian, is it easy for you to become humanistic again? Why do you tend to be more human-driven rather than God-driven? Usually, when are you more prone to become humanistic?
  • Had God ever, and how did He, intervene in your life when pride is lurking? How had God ever tamed your pride?
Preacher Huijun Lin
huijun1910@yahoo.com.sg

Huijun serves as Secretary of The Blessed RUN Ministries. She is also the Preacher at The Life Church and Missions (Singapore). She graduated from Singapore Bible College and currently lives in Singapore with her husband, Chengji.

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