Pride’s grip effects those who are not yet believers, too. If you read my earlier post, you know I spoke to the believers – new and old. You may read it here.
This post is regarding those who are not yet accepting the call of the Father to be His adopted children.
An unbeliever’s pride keeps them from accepting Jesus as their Lord and savior. That could take some time to get under control, to be honest.
My Dad had a friend since school age that never came to Christ. He had a rough life – one of his own making with poor choices and bad attitude. Dad just kept telling him he needed to change his attitude and better things would come along. No, no, no, that’s not it. Obviously.
There he was on his death bed. My Dad went and seen him at the hospital almost every day after work. He sat there and talked to him. He and some other guys tried to get him to believe that Jesus was the Son of God, that He could and would gladly take his burden of sin. He didn’t have to die and not go to Heaven.
Unfortunately, his pride kept him from realizing that paradise after death in this world. It makes me really sad knowing that his life is gone. Dad was upset as well because he wanted to see his stubborn friend make that change of heart after all those years.
Do you know an unbeliever who struggles with pride?
What do you do in those situations?
How have you experienced pride before or after you were saved?
Remember to lift them up in prayer this week. God’s goodness can reach them when we can’t.
And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”James 4:6