For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10
We know a seed does not grow up into a plant 🌱 almost immediately. Before the plant comes up, the first to come out of the seed is the root which slowly penetrates and spreads into the soil. Likewise if the love of money is the root of all evil, we can infer then that this evil comes from the seed — PRIDE.
- The two most basic reasons why Israelites left God and pursued strange gods were — doing their own will and stubbornness. Judges 2:19. Both of them come from pride, which makes a person evil in God’s sight. In the mind and plan of God, there was no hell. However later on, hell/everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his fallen angels. Mathew 25:41. Pride made them to fall.
- God in His wisdom made man out of the dust of the ground; not of the dust of the Garden of Eden. If it would have been so, man would have boasted of being created out of a special dust. Also, had God created man on the first day of Creation, he would have again boasted about helping God with the other days of Creation. Just like blood flows through the veins from our head to toe, pride and it’s evil natures flows in through man. Pride brought disobedience in the first man.
- Pride will make us to blame others. When God asked Adam if he ate of the forbidden fruit, he quickly put the blame on Eve and even accused God for giving him her. That’s what pride does to a person; that person will not own up to the fault they did, but would rather blame everyone else for it.
May the Lord help us to remain humble and be found at His throne of Grace.
Be blessed 💕