The Peril of Pride
Now today I want you to take your Bibles and turn to the book of Proverbs. We've been preaching through Proverbs here for quite a while and it looks like we'll be here for another 500 years because there is so much in the book Of Proverbs. And today I want us to look in Proverbs chapter 6, and for our beginning verse, verse 16. Proverbs chapter 6 and verse 16. And if you don't have a Bible with you they are in the pew rack before you. You probably will find a Bible and would you turn to it, the book Proverbs just to the right of the book of Psalms. Faily easy to find, almost in the middle of your Bible there. Just turn to it please.
Alright, let's begin reading in verse 16. "These six things doth the Lord hate, yea, seven are an abomination unto him. A proud look, a lying tongue and hands that shed innocent blob, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord amoung brethren."
Now today I want to speak to you on this subject, the peril of prided By the way, I'd like to know who I'm speaking to and how to direct the message. So would you llok up here I want to ask you a question. Uh, how many of you have any difficulty with the problem of pride. Would you lift your hands please? Alright, thank you. You're the ones to whom I will be speaking, but not primarily. I'll be speaking to the others who did not lift their hands primarily.
Ha, ha, we all, everyone of us, every mother's child in this building wrestles with pride. But pride is a dangerous sin. I don't know of anything that is doing more to hold back revival, doing more to ruin and damn our nation, doing more to break up homes, doing more to blast lives, doing more to steal power from Christians, doing more to populate and fill that place called hell than the sin of pride. It is a damaging, destroying sin.
But it's such a deceptive sin. The people w ...
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