Are You Being Cheated?

My Name is Pride. I am a Cheater.

June 27, 2012 by floyd

My name is Pride. I am a cheater.


I cheat you of your God-given destiny…
because you demand your own way.

I cheat you of contentment…
because you “deserve better than this.”

I cheat you of knowledge…
because you already know it all.


I cheat you of healing…
because you’re too full of me to forgive.

I cheat you of holiness…
because you refuse to admit when you’re wrong.

I cheat you of vision…
because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window.

I cheat you of genuine friendship…
because nobody’s going to know the real you.

I cheat you of love…
because real romance demands sacrifice.

I cheat you of greatness in heaven…
because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.

I cheat you of God’s glory…
because I convince you to seek your own.

My name is Pride.  I am a cheater.

You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you.  Untrue.
I’m looking to make a fool of you.

God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…
If you stick with me you’ll never know.

(by Beth Moore)


jburns1947 jburns1947
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1 Response Jan 7, 2013

WOW! POWERFUL. The bible reads "My people perish for a lack of knowledge."