Please forgive me my pride.
In Christ Jesus.
Andrew M R Kelly.............
"For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me."
"Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge."
What matters is that we allow not that satanic nature to overcome us, as it continually assaults to corrupt. We may rest in our beds in the glory of Jesus before sleep, only to rise the next morning in lustful anger.
" Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me."
Victory comes as we choose death to this way of ours, to be consumed by His painful fire, and to do so, we must confess and forsake, as "this body of death" is subjugated and slain by him, and we are delivered. I think of Cain, and the great danger if we refuse these admonitions from the Holy One.
"Then the LORD said to Cain, Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up?
And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.
I am guilty multiple times over, each day, and as you, identify this wicked way in me, confess it, and forsake it, as I ask the Father to look upon me pure and Holy, as he views me Under the Blood of my Redeemer. The other part is humbling yourself to reconcile with your brother.
It is a pride-slayer to do so, and it seems that your response has been exemplary and inspirational. When I heard you were gone, I cried out WHY?...and now I know. I am glad you are yet around. We need men like you Andrew. Please continue in your Humility; as it is a source of great authority, as also an example.