Under His Standard

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Each man under his standard, with the banners of his family.

Numbers 2:2

I’m not exactly sure where I stand on matters of “pride”.

After all it was Satan’s pride which got the better of him when he rebelled against God.

If I drive our sleek BMW in a proud fashion it won’t do much for my image with God.

But years of teaching against “Pride” lead me to ask a question.

Can we justify pride when it is placed in something, or someone worthy of admiration?

I’d run with Edward Mote’s sentiments expressed in his hymn “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness.  I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name.” “On Christ, the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand”.

The apostle Paul wrote, “May I never boast except in the cross of Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

Galatians 6:14

So does all this preculde our desire for a sense of self esteem?

Should we shun “all earthly ties?”

At the end of June on what was pretty much an accidental walk, I fell in love with my home county all over again. A short trip to Kynance Cove to see the county’s famnous bird “The Chough” resulted in a long walk to the Lizard and back and a sense of awe as Roz & I witnessed God’s handiwork.

A few days later I decided to “walk The Walk”, and attempt to circumnavigate the entire Cornish Coast path.

It’s breathtaking.

Today my eldest son Joe snapped a shot of me at Perranporth, standing beneath “My Standard”, St.Piran’s cross and Cornwall’s Flag.

5 comments on “Under His Standard”

  1. I don’t know if you are familiar with them, but I love Rosemond Pilcher’s books. I’ve read them all and particularly loved the ones set in Cornwall. Sometimes I grab one of her books and re-read just so I can be transported to a lovely peaceful place. (I can almost hear the seagulls and the rushing sea as I read.)

    • I’ve never tried them. Roz is an avid reader, I’m sure she will have read them, I’ll see if we have one on the shelf and try and read one. I do struggle with reading, I dip into my BIble and motoring websites and that’s about it usually.

  2. They are fiction and probably more directed towards women, but Rosemond is an English author, just thought you may have heard of her.

  3. Under his standard

    Well done

  4. It is good to see a blogger who proudly states his beliefs.


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