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LaurieFL
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quote:
Originally posted by helpforhomeschoolers:
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

We need to be on guard. Let's never put our hope in our own strengths, or anyone else's for that matter. We must remind ourselves continuously that it is the Lord who is our strength, and He alone.

Amen!
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Carmela
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This is so true. I remember when I was younger and I saw someone do something and I just couldn't understand how they could possibly do that. I knew I would never do it because I wasn't even tempted in that area. Then all of a sudden, many years later, I was tempted and although I didn't do the sin I really wanted to. It was all I could do to hold back.

OH MY, what a lesson I learned that day. Good came out of it though because now I'm less likely to judge others when I see them fall in that area and I can be more compassionate then I was.

peh, that is quite funny. I think you got it right, only it's actually Cheyenne's birthday. [Big Grin] I'm glad to see you back.

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Go, bygrace, go bygrace, it's your birthday, or something like that!

Nice one! [clap2]

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The enemy of our souls would like nothing more than to cause us to stumble -- especially in the areas we feel most secure!! We need to be on guard. Let's never put our hope in our own strengths, or anyone else's for that matter. We must remind ourselves continuously that it is the Lord who is our strength, and He alone.

Yes, this is the truth!

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Good one, HFHS

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Even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility".
Right again, BF, and I'm sad to say I'd probably do the same.

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This came in an email too and I like it:maybe you will too.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Anyone who has traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland has probably seen the Edinburgh castle. It is a tower of seemingly insurmountable strength. However, long ago that castle was attacked and seized.

One place in the fortress was protected by its steepness and impregnability, they thought, so no guards were posted there. But at an obvious weak spot was where the most guards were stationed. Wouldn't you know that at an opportune time, the attacking army sent a small band up that unguarded slope and surprised the garrison into surrender. Where the castle was strong, there it was weak.

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin wrote: "There is perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive. Even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility".

I guess the even best of us struggle with pride in our lives --

The enemy of our souls would like nothing more than to cause us to stumble -- especially in the areas we feel most secure!! We need to be on guard. Let's never put our hope in our own strengths, or anyone else's for that matter. We must remind ourselves continuously that it is the Lord who is our strength, and He alone.

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