05 Feb 2017

The Children of Pride

On February 5 at the Sunday service in “Philadelphia” church, Izhevsk Ilijas Mukhametdinov preached on the importance of being thankful to God in the beginning when you turn to Christ and throughout all your live. He pointed out that some people get used to being saved and stop praising God and giving thanks to Him: “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” (Romans 1:21). However, personal meeting with God happens at the point when people understand they are sinful and their hearts are filled with gratitude.

Senior pastor Pavel Zhelnovakov expanded on the topic which is important for everyone – the topic of pride. Pride is demonstration of your SELF regardless of God and His law. Over the course of history people blind with pride tried to prove God they are capable of something: “Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” (Genesis 11:1-4). However God opposes the proud and He confused their language and scattered them over the face of the whole Earth. Pride does not recognize other opinions and rights, it is a terrible state which leads a person to destruction: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18). Do people have hope in getting rid of pride? The pastor pointed out that pride is alien to us, we need to get free from it. The only way to do it is to deny yourself and come to Him:  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Mathew 11:28-29)

Polina Stepanova


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