Many years ago, while preparing to go to church, I found myself diligently memorizing a Bible verse. I did not know why I was doing it so diligently before church time, but I was just doing it.
I arrived at church on time for Sunday School, and I was asked to share a Bible verse with them. I proudly opened my mouth and said, “Proverbs 3:35 tells us, “The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools.”
Throughout life, we are handed these few moments of glory; but none of them surpasses the glory of getting to heaven, which is going to be the ultimate promotion of the wise.
At that time I had a vague understanding of what this verse meant, and I am so glad that I was not asked to explain it because glory could have turned to shame. The Holy Spirit had prepared me, and I give God the glory for Him.
Proverbs 3:35 tells us that the promotion of fools is shame. So what are the things that bring shame to our lives? One of them is Pride. Throughout the Bible we read of people, nations, even Satan who have been brought down by God because of pride. God hates it because he considers it an evil way, and every evil way leads to shame.
Proverbs 8:13 tells us that, “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”
Proverbs 11:2 tells us, “When pride cometh then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.”
Proverbs 13:10 tells us, “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.”
Proverbs 14:3 tells us, “In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.”
Proverbs 16:18 tells us, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
Proverbs 29:23 tells us, A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.”
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and you will like to inherit eternal life. I would like to invite you to pray this simple prayer with me right now.
Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. Thank you for forgiving me. Please come into my life and save me. I confess you as my Lord and Savior and believe in my heart that God has raised you from the dead, Amen.
I wish you congratulations, and would like to advise to ask God to lead you to a church that teaches truth. To get baptized and receive the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. May the Lord richly bless you and keep you, Amen.
Grace and Peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God
By Evangelist K. Michael