The pride of your heart has deceived you

You have seen individuals who are strong financially, physically, politically, emotionally, intellectually – however none of those things have deceived anyone – but the pride in my heart has.

God knows the gifts He gives to us – no problem there, but when we start to think that we had something to do with that then we are going to a place that we probably might not even see ourselves going.

It is an amazing thing to see what we can accomplish, obtain, build, establish, create and gather together in this world – but like the frog in the pot, we don’t see our heart changing.

The heart has its own language, as distinct and as definite as that formed by the lips, mostly deeper, often truer. It does not need the language of the lips, to offend God. Since He answers the heart which seeks Him, so also He replies in displeasure to the heart which despises Him.

We cannot measure our prosperity by what we see – God can easily lay those low who magnify and exalt themselves; and will do it. Carnal security ripens people for ruin, and makes the ruin worse when it comes. Treasures on earth cannot be so safely laid up but that thieves may break through and steal; it is therefore our wisdom to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven.

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