Pride is an aphrodisiac

“…spiritual pride, is such a self-satisfying sin that it makes up for all that you have to forfeit. Listen, spiritual pride is like an aphrodisiac, it’s like a drug. Spiritual pride is a high, walking around in overtly spiritual pretense in the way you dress and the way you conduct yourself and making outward pretenses and outward prayers and outward acts of manifest fasting, making an issue out of your giving for all to see. That’s what they did. They found so much personal satisfaction in spiritual pride that they were willing to let other behaviors go. Spiritual pride is a very, very powerful, powerful sin. It’s also a damning sin.”

-John MacArthur “Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath Part 2
http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-12_Jesus-Is-Lord-of-the-Sabbath-Part-2

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