by Stan Coffey

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How Not To Self-Destruct (10 of 11)
Series: God's Wisdom for Life's Decisions
Stan Coffey
Proverbs 16:18

Today we are continuing our study of "God's Wisdom For Life's Decisions" from the book of wisdom, the book of Proverbs. And today we are talking about "How Not To Self-destruct." I heard about a little boy who everyday when he went to school and opened his lunch it was the same lunch everyday, a peanut butter sandwich. He got tired of peanut butter sandwiches. So he began to complain and as he opened his lunch everyday he would say, oh no, a peanut butter sandwich again. And the next day, he opened his lunch and he said, peanut butter sandwiches again! This is awful. And then the third day, he said, peanut butter sandwiches again! So his friend said, why don't you tell your mommy to quit making those old peanut butter sandwiches? He said, don't talk about my mommy that way; I made these peanut butter sandwiches myself!

Most of us make the messes we get in our selves, don't we? One of our main problems is that we self-destruct in life. Many of the problems we have, we create on our own. The devil gives us problems but frankly we give our selves enough problems without the devil's help. And one of the problems that we have, we are going to deal with today and one of the main problems that we have that cause us to self-destruct in life is the problem of pride - P-R-I-D-E.

Proverbs 16:18 "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."

That is an ominous warning, prides goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. In Proverbs 6 where he lists the seven deadly sins he says, "six things does God hate, yea seven are an abomination to Him. A proud look, a lying tongue," And he mentions what we call the seven deadly sins, pride is at the top of the list. And the reason is pride is the root sin from which all other sin comes.

And as we are going to see, pride was the sin that brought down the human race ...

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