I READ: 1 Samuel 13:1-14
Saul’s loss of position as king of Israel was caused by what he did when he became proud as a king. Saul felt that because he was a king, he had the right to do the duty of a priest/prophet – giving a burnt offering before the Lord. Pride makes individuals feel as if they do not need the Lord and don’t have to obey the Lord. We can test ourselves if we have pride through some ways: do we always want to be praised, do we get offended quickly if we are reprimanded, do we look down on certain people, do we often boast, or do we not like it if there are others who are better than us? Lucifer was expelled by God because of his pride. Remember that everything we have and our present existence is solely because of God’s grace and goodness. So there’s nothing to be proud of.
I DECLARE: Proverbs 21:4 – A haughty look, a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked are sin.
I DO: What action am I going to take after meditating on the Word of God?
I PRAY: Pray as guide by the Holy Spirit.