But Jesus

We take pride in birth and rank,
but it's said of Jesus, He was a carpenter's son.

We take pride in possessions,
but it's said of Jesus, "The Son of man hath no place to lay His head."

We take pride in our respectability,
but it's said of Jesus, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"

We take pride in our personal appearance,
but it's said of Jesus, "He hath no form nor comeliness."

We take pride in our reputation,
but it's said of Jesus, "Behold a man gluttonous and a winebibber."

We take pride in our friendships,
but it's said of Jesus, "He was a friend of publicans and sinners."

We take pride in our independence,
but Jesus gave himself to people and had the woman at the well draw water for him.

We take pride in our degrees and learning,
but Jesus never went to college and it's said of him, "How knows this man letters having never learned to read?"

We take pride in our position,
but Jesus said, "I am among you as one who serves."

We take pride in our success,
but it's said of Jesus, "His own did not receive Him or believe on Him. He was despised and rejected."

We take pride in our self-reliance,
but it's said of Jesus, "He went down to Nazareth and was subject to his parents."

We take pride in our abilities,
but Jesus said, "I can of my own self do nothing."

We take pride in our self will,
but Jesus said, "I seek not my own will but the Father's" And "If thou be willing, remove this cup from me, nevertheless not my will but thine be done."

We take pride in our intellect,
but Jesus said, "As the Father has taught me, I speak these things."

We take pride in our resentment and justifiable pride,
but Jesus said, "Father forgive them."

We take pride in our holiness, but it's said of Jesus, "He receiveth sinners and eateth with them."

We take pride in the fact we're the righteousness of God,
but it's said of Jesus, "He who knew no sin became sin on our behalf in order that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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