Stop the Violence! Stop the Killing!
“Don’t Lay in Bed With Lucifer’s Friend”
It will Turn You Out
Pastor Cy M. Fields
Hello God’s beloved people. As a pastor and self-confessed life-long church boy, listen to me when I warn you not to get in bed with Mr. Lucifer’s friend. If you do, the thing that got him in trouble with God may handcuff you too. You see, PRIDE was his friend and the thing that got Lucifer kicked out of God’s favor and kingdom. Read Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:11-19 and you will see that his PRIDE was at the core of his rebellion to God’s plan for his existence. It was the first sin committed and something we all must confront. GOD HATES PRIDE! Read Proverbs 6:16-19 and Mark 7:21-23.
Pride is a subtle, infectious, dangerous attitude that effects people inside and outside the church. Yes, our flirts with arrogance, vanity, haughtiness, puffed up-ness, self-exaltation, and self-centeredness, ‘I live life my way,’ puts us in bed with Lucifer’s sinful friend, ‘pride.’ This kind of pride is filled with a self-righteousness that refuses to submit to God’s plan, His ways, or His words. It is pride that keeps us form doing what we know we should be doing in the Lord because the choice is self-interest over the matters of God. Pride says, “I don’t need God,” … “I don’t need church,” … “I don’t need bible study,”… “I don’t need to serve or give my money.” All of this occurs because our main focus is on “I, me, and myself. At the center of sin and pride is the letter “I.” Pride can cause us to become a stench in the nostrils of God.
If your lifestyle prevents you from serving God in any capacity, then you should repent because you’re in bed with Mr. Lucifer’s friend, Ms. Pride. James 4:6 says that God resists the prod but gives grace to the humble. Lucifer, aka Satan rebellious pride cost him fellowship with God, the loss of blessing, and a detour from his created purpose. The same can happen to you and I. Don’t lay in bed with Lucifer’s sin, Mr. Pride. It’s a trap. (Read also Proverbs 16:5, 18-19, Psalm 10:4, and Mathew 5:3)