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Pride and Contention
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: The Proverbs tell us that only by pride comes contention. That means anywhere there’s contention—in the home, in the workplace, in the church—the root of that conflict is always, always, always pride and arrogance.
The Corinthian church is an example. They were proud of what they knew, proud of their past teachers, proud of their intellectual knowledge, proud of their spiritual knowledge.
And because of that pride, there was contention. Their business meetings were war zones. They fought with each other. They couldn’t get along with each other.
The apostle Paul said to that church, and to us, “Love is not arrogant.” If you’re experiencing conflict in a relationship, ask God to show you any areas of pride in your heart, and then ask Him to fill your heart with His love.
With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
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