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Pride is a sin in us by nature; we need to be cautioned and armed against it. All the saints make up one body in Christ, who is the Head of the body, and the common Centre of their unity. In the spiritual body, some are fitted for and called to one sort of work; others for another sort of work. We are to do all the good we can, one to another, and for the common benefit. If we duly thought about the powers we have, and how far we fail properly to improve them, it would humble us. But as we must not be proud of our talents, so we must take heed lest, under a pretence of humility and self-denial, we are slothful in laying out ourselves for the good of others. We must not say, I am nothing, therefore I will sit still, and do nothing; but, I am nothing in myself, and therefore I will lay out myself to the utmost, in the strength of the grace of Christ. Whatever our gifts or situations may be, let us try to employ ourselves humbly, diligently, cheerfully, and in simplicity; not seeking our own credit or profit, but the good of many, for this world and that which is to come.

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Comment by Ella on October 27, 2011 at 1:39am
Amen!
Comment by Charles Burwell on October 26, 2011 at 3:10pm

Chris

 

Excellent post !!   I especially like the part about 

 

   " We must not say ' I am nothing, therefore I will sit still and do nothing : but, I am nothing IN MYSELF ( capitals mine ) , and therefore I will lay out myself to the utmost, in the strength of the grace of Christ " .

 

GOOD WORD!   God bless.

 

 

Comment by Richard L. Broch, Sr. on October 26, 2011 at 1:16pm

Brother Christopher,

Very well put - "Pride is a sin by nature..........."

My personal thought is that pride is the primary reason people won't come to Christ.

 

Grace and Peace.

Comment by a servant (Chris) on October 26, 2011 at 11:49am
As we are truly obedient to Holy Ghost, I believe a boldness is built in us.  Many fall to pride when, they forget how they were in the beginning.  How humble and grateful they were just to be used.  To seek the good for others, that will keep our focus.  Thanks Christopher

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