Under His Standard
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Each man under his standard, with the banners of his family.
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.”
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.
Today my eldest son Joe snapped a shot of me at Perranporth, standing beneath “My Standard”, St.Piran’s cross and Cornwall’s Flag.