“Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the LORD. – Hosea 5:4 (NIV)
It’s easy to let pride into your heart. Anytime you don’t do what God asks and choose your own path, you’re in pride. That means you’re choosing what’s right in your own eyes. The problem with this is that it starts you down a path that will lead you away from God.
Each time you choose to ignore God’s leading and do your own thing, you’re allowing your heart to get farther away from God. You might not want to admit it, but each decision like this that you make is one step in your heart away from God.
The more you do this, the farther your heart gets from God, and eventually, pride will lead you away from God. That’s why God speaks against pride so much in the Bible. He knows that when you choose to do your own thing, you begin to pull away from Him. Instead, He wants nothing more than for you to be close to Him.
Today, choose to make decisions that lead you closer to God. Each choice you make to obey God and the Bible is one that brings your heart closer to Him. God wants nothing more than for you to be in a close and loving relationship with Him.