God has given us all we need to kill pride. In this lab, John Piper walks through the battle plan.
Some questions to ask as you read and study:
- What is the difference between pride and confidence? What makes pride deadly and confidence not?
- Watch the lab. How does John Piper say we can kill the sin of pride? Have you tried to fight this way?
- Where in your life do you feel most self-sufficient and unneedful of God? How can you fight that form of pride?
Principle for Bible Reading
Turn Bible Study into Prayer
We all need to be reminded from time to time that the Bible is not a text to be merely dissected, analyzed, and mined for new insights. God dissects us through his word: “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
Therefore, our Bible study must be inseparable from prayer. Our engagement with a text is not complete when we understand the passage. Pray God’s word. Pray prayers inspired by God’s word. Pray that God would change you by his word.