GOD HATES PRIDE IN MARRIAGE

7 Nov

GOD HATES PRIDE IN MARRIAGE

If you let pride enter your heart against your spouse, you are in danger of falling into temptation.

Someone who is proud is said to be “haughty.”

One of the things that God hates is a proud (haughty) look.

Prov.6:16 “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look…”

A spouse with haughty eyes is when you exalt yourself above your spouse and are looking down on them.

Are you someone who gets on your “high horse” against your spouse?

We say that a proud person “looks down his nose” at others; do you do that to your spouse?

Are you arrogant and act “stuck up”?

When David’s heart became prideful, the devil stirred him up to number the people.

In 2Sam.24:15 says that the consequence was God sent a pestilence and 70,000 men died in three days.

Pride keeps grace from striving.

“God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.”

You may look down on your spouse for many different reasons.

Pride causes you and your spouse to be DISTANT, whereas, humility draws you to be close.

In order to keep you from being proud, God may let you fall into the enemies hands for a while, so you will be cured of your swelling.

2Cor.12:7 “Lest I should be exalted, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me.”

What does the enemy use to make you act prideful around your spouse?

Check your heart for any BRUISES.

Psa.12:3 “The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things.”

Prov.21:4 “A high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked IS SIN.”

Let the Holy Spirit dig into the deep, secret part of your heart and dig out that bruised part and make it new again.

God hates pride in your marriage because pride is a MARRIAGE KILLER.

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4 Responses to “GOD HATES PRIDE IN MARRIAGE”

  1. Karen McFeron May 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    This article ministered greatly to me. My marriage is falling apart due to my Husbands pride. I no longer know him. : (

    • shelley-jo February 22, 2014 at 7:23 am #

      I feel I need to check myself regarding pride, I think many of us deal with this in marriage. I love my husband so much and I am so proud of him and yet I have made mistakes. I want him to know how much he means to me and be more humble.

      • nancysalazar February 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

        Hi Shelley-jo! I appreciate your comment. Humility is not easy, especially during an argument. If you have children, they are listening to your conversation. The answer is to “fall in love with Jesus.” When you love God with all your heart, mind and soul, the Holy Spirit helps you to not quench His spirit in you. You will be convicted before you open your mouth. When I am ready to argue about something, I feel God tugging at my heart, telling me that I will have to live with “guilt.” That stops me on my tracks. Remember that God’s spirit is with you along with his ministering angels.

    • nancysalazar February 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

      Hi Karen! Thanks so much for your honest answer! It only takes one spouse to have “humility” to make a marriage work. Whoever humbles themselves receives God’s precious GRACE! GRACE is God’s “divine favor.” A multi-billionaire can not buy God’s favor. He freely gives it to whoever He feels deserves it. His word says that that person is the one who “humbles themselves.” That can be you Karen. You do that by not listening to the lies of the enemy and listening to the Holy Spirit. He wants to guide you into righteousness. You can do it with the guidance of the Holy Spirit! Christ humbled himself and humbled himself all the way to the cross. Let Him be your guide! Your marriage is worth it and you WILL eventually see a change in your husband.

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