The Slippery Slope of Success (1 Samuel 15:17)

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You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.” Unfortunately, just the opposite often happens when something we have done is praised and rewarded. A humble heart can quickly become a swelled head.

Self-importance is the first step down the slippery slope of what we call success. It begins when we claim credit for God-given victories and modify His commands to suit our desires.

True success is staying on God’s path by following His Word and giving Him praise instead of craving it for ourselves. – David McCasland.

Help me, O Lord, lest my heart become proud,

For all of my talents by You are endowed;

Nothing I have can I claim as my own –

What mercy and grace in my life You have shown! – De De Haan

True humility credits God for every success.

–       March 18, Vol. 20

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