Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm not sure at what point pride is a sin...

I'm not sure at what point pride becomes sin--I am so proud of this kid. I'm not proud because of anything I've done. I'm proud of him because of what he has accomplished through the gifts God has given him. Recently, he won first place in a competition for 4H on Entomology (the study of insects). I did very little in teaching him the material; he studied on his own and has found a niche in the bug world. Mostly, though, I'm proud of his walk with the Lord. His heart is so good. Again, it is not anything I've done. God reigns in his life--I'm so thankful for that. So, at what point have I sinned in being proud of this kid? I'm not sure. I know pride comes before the fall according to scripture. I hope I'm not heading down that path. I pray my pride for him is well placed in that I am proud of what God has done in my sweet boy to mold him into this great kid. I'm not sure if that's sinful, but, take heart, I take no pride in my own raising of him or in his own abilities; but I give the Lord all credit for this boy. I am so proud of him, but let it be a testatment to my faith. With God, all things are possible.
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