False humility is sometimes worse than pride…wait…it is pride!
We must know that all we do He has done for us. We can’t choose to be righteous, holy, or pure. We can’t do any of this without our Savior. He tells us we are filthy rags in and of our own ability. Paul never claimed what “he” was doing was enough but he always said he was the worst of the worst when it came to sinners.
It isn’t our own ability to make us act and do according to His will. It is all HIM. It is about HIS SPIRIT that is within us and HIS POWER to change and transform our life. It is HIS WORD that renews our minds. He is the one that first loved us so we can love Him and than we want to serve Him out of our love for Him not out of the law. If we are trying to get there by the law we have missed the reason and power behind His grace and mercy. When we take any of the credit for ourselves we are demeaning our HOLY GOD. He is a jealous God and He wants all the glory!!
Romans 8:1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
This below is a post I read about a group of believers that realized they had become proud and the dangers they were embarking on. Read how they humbled themselves and reached out to an all HOLY GOD for deliverance from their selfish pride and false humility.
“The greatest danger facing the Church today is exhaustion –
because God is resisting us as a proud Church.”
In September, 1998, 120 leaders of the Church in America gathered in an “upper room” for 3 days of prayer, fasting, and repentance. This was perhaps an historic event, at least for our generation, as Mission America director, Dr. Paul Cedar called for a focus of repentance, not by the nation, but repentance of the Church. The following confessions of leaders were hand-recorded.
We live on the edge of image. We are full of presumption. We exalt our group and personal doctrines. We are self-sufficient. We are unwilling to pray. We are too proud to truly ask for help. We have a critical spirit. We have leaders who disdain the people. We do Kingdom business by the world’s standards. We do not tremble at the Word of the Lord. We are full of hypocrisy. We have dethroned Jesus and enthroned ourselves. We are full of deceit – lying to ourselves and to God. We are trapped in SELF consciousness. We are ensnared by the love of money. We have gone to bed with the world. We promote personalities rather than principles. We think we can do Kingdom business apart from the King. We do not know how to humble ourselves. We are full of excuses – refuse to take responsibility. We are competitive with one another. We are carnal in our leadership. We have a controlling spirit. We are self-seeking. We deny the Lordship of Christ. We purport to repent without repenting, giving God’s spiritualese. We do not have the fear of the Lord. We do not trust God’s grace or mercy. We have confused obedience and grace. We are building our own houses. We are adulterers and fornicators. We have refused to preach and teach the whole TRUTH. We have sought to curry favor with the people more than to please God. We have exchanged righteousness for SELF righteousness. We have evangelized but have not discipled.”