Gratitude and Pride Don’t Sleep in the Same Bed

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” But why is it often hard to say “give thanks in all circumstances?” What gets in the way of gratitude? PRIDE! Gratitude and pride do not sleep in the same bed. The proud man is a thankless […]

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None of Self, and All of Thee

Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow, That a time could ever be, When I let the Saviour’s pity Plead in vain, and proudly answered– “All of self, and none of Thee.” Yet He found me; I beheld Him Bleeding on the cursed tree; Heard Him pray, “Forgive them, Father,” And my wistful heart said faintly– […]

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The Big Man Syndrome!!

The Christian life is a paradox. You go up by going down; you gain by losing; you live by dying, etc. Jesus Christ was very careful and concerned that His first disciples understood this. He wanted them to learn that Christian discipleship is all about servitude not status. But this goes against every grain in […]

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