Illustration on the Sin of Pride

Pride is a sin that will eventually lead to self-destruction. Pride is where you place yourself above God. The illustration below provides us some words of wisdom from Hudson Taylor, a Chinese missionary, about pride.

Pride Explained by Hudson Taylor, Chinese Missionary.

On the other hand, Two ladies at Shanghai once got to talking about Hudson Taylor, wondering if he was ever tempted to be proud. One of the ladies went and asked Mrs. Taylor. She did not know. But Mrs. Taylor went and asked Mr. Taylor. He was surprised and inquired, ‘Proud about what?’ Mrs. Taylor replied, ‘Why, about the things you have done.’ Then immediately came this beautiful answer, ‘I never knew I had done anything.’ And Mr. Taylor was right; he never had done anything, for it was God who had wrought in and through him. The unsanctified life can clearly be distinguished from the sanctified by this characteristic. Are you craving recognition? Are you proud of your past, your family connections, your name, your reputation, your achievements in life? If so, then you need the cleansing of the sanctifier to rid you of the corruption of carnality.

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