Your children will be threatened by your pride

Posted on August 15, 2013 · Posted in Parenting

One way to define humility is doing what God wants as opposed to doing what I want. Pride is doing what I want instead of what God commands. To be humble means to consider God before myself. This takes courage and love. The result is the power to live as God commands. As Jesus said. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Pray earnestly for the power of humility. Your children will be threatened by your pride, but they will be blessed by your humility. 

 

Ruth Younts describes humility this way:

 

“Humility is knowing that everything good in me is from God alone, and not for my benefit first, but for serving God and others. I shouldn’t put myself first. 

 

Jesus humbled himself by becoming a man, born as a baby. Apart from God’s gifts, you are as helpless as a newborn baby. You have nothing to be proud of except God.”

 

Ruth has stated the issue clearly. If God is not your first reference point you leave yourself wide open to the attack of pride. Being humble means that there is no one you can fully rely on but God. He must be the motivation behind your actions and thoughts. 

 

Biblical parenting begins with humility. If you want to impact your children and your world for Christ, humility is square one! Your children will be threatened by your pride

One way to define humility is doing what God wants as opposed to doing what I want. Pride is doing what I want instead of what God commands. To be humble means to consider God before myself. This takes courage and love. The result is the power to live as God commands. As Jesus said. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Pray earnestly for the power of humility. Your children will be threatened by your pride, but they will be blessed by your humility. 
Ruth Younts describes humility this way:
“Humility is knowing that everything good in me is from God alone, and not for my benefit first, but for serving God and others. I shouldn’t put myself first. 
Jesus humbled himself by becoming a man, born as a baby. Apart from God’s gifts, you are as helpless as a newborn baby. You have nothing to be proud of except God.”
Ruth has stated the issue clearly. If God is not your first reference point you leave yourself wide open to the attack of pride. Being humble means that there is no one you can fully rely on but God. He must be the motivation behind your actions and thoughts. 
Biblical parenting begins with humility. If you want to impact your children and your world for Christ, humility is square one!

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.