Tag Archives: pride

Love Does Not Envy

Many preachers have to fight against the sin of envy. It is easy to fall into the trap of comparing your ministry with those of your fellow ministers. For example, when preachers meet, it doesn’t take long for the question … Continue reading

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Re-Write

In a recent Dilbert cartoon, the character Dogbert explained that he was re-writing the dialogue of Shakespeare’s plays. This audacious endeavor prompted Dilbert to proclaim, “I admire your confidence.” In their arrogance, some people are so confident that they, in … Continue reading

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Humbled

Christian Herter was running for reelection as governor of Massachusetts, and one day he arrived late at a political function that included a barbecue. He had not eaten that day, and he was famished. As he moved down the serving … Continue reading

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Fasten Seat Belt

When Muhammad Ali was in his prime as a heavyweight prizefighter, he was on an airplane that was about to take off. When the flight attendant reminded him to fasten his seat belt, he brashly replied, “Superman don’t need no … Continue reading

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Caught!

It is interesting to read stories of bumbling criminals who make obvious mistakes that lead to their capture, like those who mistakenly leave a piece of paper with their name and address at the scene of the crime. I recently … Continue reading

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Tough Course!

A golfer once carefully lined up his tee shot, took a mighty swing, and missed the ball completely. Collecting himself, he approached the ball again, and took another swing, but missed again. A third time he approached the ball, determined … Continue reading

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How Do You See Yourself?

A toddler once found a dark red lipstick and proceeded to apply it to herself the way she had seen her mother do. By the time her mother discovered what she had done, the little girl had lipstick all over … Continue reading

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Humble and Gracious

I just heard part of a speech that Hillary Clinton gave to her supporters the day after her upset loss to Donald Trump in the presidential election. She was quite humble and gracious in her remarks. This was a sharp contrast … Continue reading

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Blinded by Pride

I once tried (unsuccessfully) to help a church move from their manmade democratic form of running the church to the biblical pattern of elder governance. During the teaching process, one lady claimed that she should have just as much say … Continue reading

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Humble Star

University of Kentucky basketball star Anthony Davis has blocked a phenomenal 175 shots so far this season. Davis refuses to call undue attention to himself after blocking an opponent’s shot. He does not wag his finger, beat his chest or … Continue reading

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