Pride: the killer of a nation


Why do I say this? I have listened and I have read the reasons people are saying why they will not vote for the person with the best change to defeat the criminal Hilary Clinton. When you boil it down and get to the root of the issue. All I hear is “pride.”
The dictionary defines “pride” as this for this particular occasion:
“The belief that you are better or more important than other people.”
But let’s not stop there let’s look at it in the Hebrew and then the Greek as well:
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
ga’own: arrogancy – arrogance – proud in an unpleasant way and behaving as if you are better or more important than other people
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
geah: pride – arrogance
1 Timothy 3:4 – One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Tuphoo – I puff up, make haughty; pass: I am puffed up, am haughty
Haughty – unfriendly and seeming to consider yourself better than other people.
At the core of all the talk this is what I hear.
“I cannot lower myself to cast this vote.”
“I will be tarnishing my faith if I do this. I am better than this.”
Here is what the Bible states that I feel is important:
Galatians 6:1 – Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. 2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. 4 Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. 5 For we are each responsible for our own conduct. 6 Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them.
Philippians 2:1- Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. 3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. 5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Should we not be thinking of other?
Should we not being thinking of that unborn child yet to be conceived that will be killed before it can even breathe it first breath of air?
Should we not be considering those that are poor and suffering because of open boarders which is allowing those that will work illegally for less than the minimum wage to steal jobs from your fellow citizens of this nation?
Will we allow those that would steal your security from you so that they may make you cower in fear since the lawless will become more emboldened?
If the answer to these questions is “yes, yes, yes and no.” Then we should humble ourselves and swallow our pride and push the button for that person that is most likely not to cause those very thinks I just mentioned form taking place. These very things which are guaranteed under Hilary Clinton.
Romans 12:1 – And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

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