I know that pride can seep into a lot of places in our lives. And in the world, it is very present. But we also know that as Christians, there is also the threat of pride in the Church. Just as the Pharisees were prideful, we too can become prideful as Christians if we aren’t careful. So when I was reading in Luke today I came to an interesting passage that I feel is the answer to pride in the Church. Let’s check it out.
So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’ ”Luke 17:10 NASB1995
So this verse comes out of a passage that talks about the relationship between a slave and a master. It is about how when a master calls his slave to come in from the field, he doesn’t thank him for what he did because that is what he should have already done. And Jesus says that this is the very attitude that we should have when we are serving God. We should say that we are unworthy slaves, and that we have only done what we were commanded. We haven’t done anything special or extra. I believe that if we want to be free from a prideful and religious spirit, than this is the attitude that we should have. I would recommend meditating on this and asking God to help you with pride.
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