Monday, September 10
Pink of Perfection?
My Aunt N. had a record we used to listen to a LONG time ago, I can’t remember very much about it except this…….’she’s the pink of perfection……………she’s a dainty baboon, and she think she’s the pink of perfection!’
I thought it would be a good title to the thoughts I have been having concerning pride.
We sometimes can be very ‘full’ of ourselves. Toot our own horn. Remind people about how sad they would be without us. But we are a vapor.
We think we are more pure than the wind driven snow…….
But all we are is a landfill.
We think we are a wad of fifty dollar bills……
But all we are is a cup of bad coffee.
We think we’re the greatest thing since sliced bread
But all we are is a can of cheap cat food.
We think we are as dandy as Roy Rogers
But all we are is a computer virus.
We think we are a crisp Autumn morning
But all we are is a ring that is too tight that won’t come off……..
We think we are a fresh box of Shipley’s donuts
But all we are is a lost library book.
We think we are the cat’s meow
But all we are is a failed test.
We think we are a full tank of gas
But all we are is a paper cut.
We think we are a perfect morning smoothie in a decorative pineapple glass
But all we are is a cracked windshield.
We think we are a straight seam
But all we are is a wrong ‘to go’ order.
We think we are a shiny button
But all we are is a mouth sore.
We think somebody should write a song about us
But all we are is a rock in a tennis shoe.
If we were a vehicle, we would be a Hummer
But we’re really a dry cough.
We think if we were a book, we’d be a best seller
But all we are is a damp basement.
We think we are a rare butterfly
But all we are is a stubbed toe.
We think we are a farmhouse on the hill
But we’re only a pain in the neck.
If we were a bracelet, we’d of course be a ‘charm’
But we’re really wilted flowers.
We’d like to think ALL of our vision is 20-20
But we’re just fleas on a dog.
We love to paint a beautiful picture of ourselves…….but it isn’t a good idea.
Proverbs 22:4 ¶ By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Proverbs 29: 23 ¶ A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Micah 6: 8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Romans 12: 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Philippians 2: 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
James 4: 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
1 Peter 5: 5 ¶ Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Psalm 73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
Proverbs 21: 4 ¶ An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
Isaiah 5: 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
1 Corin. 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
Proverbs 25: 14 ¶ Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
Luke 14: 11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Proverbs 28: 26 ¶ He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Proverbs 17:19 ¶ He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.