Pride - The Root of the Roots of Sin
Topic: Pride Passage: Genesis 3:1–7
Sin is an enemy we would all like to ignore, but we do so at our own peril. The Christian life is both a fight for life with Christ and a fight against indwelling sin. Sin that is ignored or unexposed keeps us from the joy of knowing, growing, and living with Jesus.
This series will help us all explore the roots of our sin and apply the life-giving grace of the gospel. If we don't know the depth of our sin, we cannot know the height of God's gracious remedy.
The question has been: how can we overcome deeply entrenched heart level sins? How can the inside of us change, so therefore the outside of us will change as well?
Where do we start in a series like this? We start at the very beginning of our sin problem. We’ll go to the prototype sin.
Human pride is the deepest root of all sin. Every sin finds its basis in human pride.
The dragon is indwelling sin. Indwelling sin corrupts. All sin destroys whether we know it or not. It keeps us from growing in our faith. It keeps us from finding joy.
Only when we expose this dragon and begin to deal with it and begin to slay it, can we grow in our walk with Jesus.
Reference: Glittering Vices by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung