Thank God He is God!
In response to my pride and arrogance compared to God’s mercy and forgiveness…praise God He is God and I am not! Pride is a thorn in my side, from one ear to the other. It is the log I trip over, the jagged spear in my eye that denies and cries in vain the pain I hold inside. I do this to my own demise while I hold love captive and it slowly dies. The arrogance to believe I know best is the illusion to my delusion. It betrays the faith to believe in His better when I am stuck living in and contributing to the ongoing worse. Praise God that His love is relentless and long suffering! He withholds His wrath, He delays the judgment of our days, He covers our vanity with His mercy. God adorns us with grace, He forgives what would seem unforgivable when we have allowed evil to steal, kill and destroy the wonder and beauty of creation in and all around us. God is the God of unyielding Love, perfect Love that has made the perfect way for you and me to overcome ourselves. The name above all names, Jesus!
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.
2 Corinthians 6: 1-10
We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says:
“In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.