The Antidote to Pride
When we feel justified and accepted in Christ, we also feel ourselves to be sinful beggars. Yes! The MORE we see of His grace, the LESS we feel ourselves to be. As He increases, we decrease (John 3:3).
The big letter “I” is so large with human nature; pride is such a part of us that it remains with us to the grave. But if there is anything that can kill pride, it is a better view of His grace to us in Christ. “O, to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be.” O where would I be? What would I be? What would be my eternal lot without my dear Redeemer?
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” (1st Corinthians 15:10)
Henry Mahan – 1986