word of wisdom

The Sin of Spiritual Arrogance

Let us learn to not become what I call ‘spiritually arrogant’. There will be revelations and understandings that the Lord will reveal to us that some may never receive. It doesn’t mean that they don’t love God or even that they’re deceived; they are just ignorant in that area like you were at some point. That does not give you the right to look down your nose at them or to point fingers at their ignorance. Your role then is to become their teacher, if you have that influence, or to pray that God raises up a teacher for them. Consider the fact that before you received your ‘revelation’, you were in the dark too. Now that you have found this ‘jewel of knowledge’, use it to teach others not beat others.
The Bible says that knowledge puffs up. It tends to swell your pride and ego if it not used in its proper context. A thing to notice about the religious rulers of their day is that they used the Bible to brow beat others. They even tried to beat Jesus with it. What God has given you is a gift of understanding in that area. Honor the Giver by handling it appropriately. Know the difference between someone walking in error and someone who is ignorant to a thing. Pray for them. Ask the Father to grant them understanding the same way that someone prayed it for you.
Let me say this too. A quick way to fall flat on your face is to operate in foolish pride. Remember, you are no better than anyone else. God loves you and the person next to you the same though your responsibilities may be different. Don’t ever lift yourself up to cast someone else down. Pride goes before the fall. Humble yourself and walk soft before the Lord. Consider yourself lest you also be tempted.
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