Pride of Moab

Pride of Moab

Scientists state that there are ten million (1 crore) shades of colours derived from basis eleven colours:  red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, gray, black and white. With computer aided help, these could even be multiplied.  The basic eleven cannot be altered.  Sin is the basic problem of humanity.  It is expressed through evils, wickedness, trespasses and inequities.  For example, from Sin emerges Pride that has four different shades.  

“We have heard of the pride of Moab— he is very proud—of his loftiness, his pride, and his arrogance, and the haughtiness of his heart.”  (Jeremiah 48:29) 

1) Pride:  It is described when a person takes responsibility or credit for a deed.  It could have been accomplished by someone else.  Or it could have happened, by chance, a person who is proud takes undue credit from it.  

2) Arrogance:  A person is termed as arrogant when s/he has an attitude that s/he is privileged, better than others, look down upon others. They have an awe of superiority or superiority complex.  They wish to demonstrate their power or authority over others for filmiest reasons.   They are Inwardly insecure and hide it by arrogant behaviour.  They also use harsh and filthy language. 

3) Loftiness:  This is another shade of pride.  They think they are taller than others: spiritually or morally or economically or ritually or religiously or in family status.  In all their actions they wish to be seen as a person of high-stature, 

4) Haughtiness:  People who are haughty, have disdain and contempt for others.  Some dictators who are haughty refer to their own people as rats.   

Godly people are humble.  They give glory and credit to God acknowledging their dependency on Him alone.  Always they are grateful for what they are and do not have superiority complex.  They are poised, calm and use courteous words.  As followers of Lord Jesus Christ, they esteem others.  Never, would they illtreat a person or rob a person of his/her dignity.  

Am I a Godly humble person?

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