“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6b (NLT)
Did you get those last words, God opposes the proud? Another translation says He resists the proud (TPT). Pride is a repellant to God, yet pride is at the heart of this cancel culture. And pride is at the core of disunity in the church both as a local body and the citywide expression of it! This is the day for us to humble ourselves before God and man, or be humiliated. God is exposing hidden, even secret sin that is deep within, yes, even within the church. Don’t fight it, submit to it and come clean. Pride will only hinder true repentance! He is coming to His bride before He comes for her!
Ask God to reveal any trace of pride in your heart, even stuff that is hidden deep down inside. Repent of it quickly, as it is a stench to God! Ask God to do the same in your pastor and throughout the leadership of your church. Ask God to expose pride in marriages in your church. Ask Him for a grace of humility to expand across your church and the churches across our city. Ask God to reestablish kingdom unity at every level across our city. Thank Him for the truth that as we humble ourselves across our city He will lift us up (James 4:10).