Today’s culture is dominated by the ‘self-esteem’ concept, whereby people find their worth in something unique about themselves. Conversely, God looks for humility and a spirit of service to others.

The problem of pride is considered, along with the need for us to be aware of our own sin and unworthiness before God. Pride is of the devil; it makes men reject God’s word whereas humble men more easily come to repentance.

When we realize that the only thing good in us is the Holy Spirit, we empty ourselves of pride and remember to give God the glory.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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