We Are Not Immune To Arrogance

July 30th, 2023

Luke 18:9-14

As believers, we are called to humility and surrender to God’s will and ways. We are all on the same journey, but if we are not careful, a spiritual arrogance can set in. We may begin to believe that we have achieved a spiritual level that others have not.

Arrogance is not only being satisfied with where you are spiritually, it is believing yourself to be in a spiritual place you are not. Luke 18 tells us about two people. The first was a Pharisee, who was arrogant, disdaining those whom he believed were at a “lesser” spiritual level than himself. The other person, a tax collector, was aware of his sin and in complete humility, bowed down before the mercy of God.

Real spiritual progress is taking a sober inventory of our actions and realizing our sin before God. To be like Christ, we must continue to take a spiritual inventory of our own attitudes so that the Holy Spirit can root out all spiritual pride and arrogance.

Author: Carol Rittenhouse

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