Pride Versus Gratitude

James 4:6 (NLT)

And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
The biblical story of Mary and Martha serves as a poignant reminder of the dangers of pride and the beauty of gratitude. While Martha was preoccupied with her work and sought recognition, Mary chose to express her gratitude through a sacrificial act of worship. This teaches us that our achievements and hard work should be viewed as blessings from God, not merely personal accomplishments. It is essential to recognize that all abilities and opportunities are gifts from God and to express thankfulness for them, rather than seeking validation for our efforts.
Reflection Question: In what ways have you sought recognition for your efforts, and how can you shift your focus to expressing gratitude for the blessings God has given you?

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