Our greatest sin throughout the day is pride. Without realizing it pride is the condition of our heart when we wake up and never acknowledge God. Then we continue to make decisions throughout the day without acknowledging God and asking Him what would HE want for us to do? These actions express self-sufficiency. This is the number one sin that keeps a person from entering heaven. Even in our best attempts to do good, if we're doing these things apart from God its like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6 - "filthy rags" refers to a woman's menstrual cloth used back in the day). That's right, being a good person will NEVER get us to heaven. We're all sinners (Romans 3:23). ONE sin is all it took to keep us out of heaven (Romans 6:23). Now all the good we try to do will never be able to get us to heaven. That's why Jesus died on the cross. He died for the forgiveness of our sins. We get to heaven by acknowledging Jesus and His goodness rather than our own goodness. Many will not receive this message. Again, its because of pride and self-sufficiency. Humble yourselves before the Lord. Cry out to Him and show your dependance for Him daily and He will lift you up. <><
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