Don’t let pride cheat you today!

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Hi.  My name is Jon Sanders and I struggle with pride.  Lately, God has been dealing with me about the hideous sin of pride that so easily creeps up in my life, but seems to go so easily undetected.

In preparation to preach about this very subject this weekend, I came across the following composition and thought it was too good not to share.

My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

I cheat you of your God-given destiny…because 
you demand your own way.

I cheat you of contentment…because you 
“deserve better than this.”

I cheat you of knowledge…because you already
know it all.

I cheat you of healing…because you’re
too full of me to forgive.

I cheat you of holiness…because you refuse to
admit when you’re wrong.

I cheat you of vision…because you’d rather look
in the mirror than out a window.

I cheat you of a genuine friendship…because
nobody’s going to know the real you.

I cheat you of love…because real romance
demands sacrifice.

I cheat you of greatness in heaven…because you
refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.

I cheat you of God’s glory…because I convince
you to seek your own.

My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you.

Untrue. I’m looking to make a fool of you.

God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…

If you stick with me…You’ll never know.

About Jon Sanders

Follower of Jesus; Husband to an amazing woman; Father of 3 great kids; Pastor of a multi-site church with a vision to reach rural America for Christ!
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