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In the film, High King Peter challenges the usurper Miraz to fight man-to-man for Narnia. Two of Miraz’s lords use Miraz’s pride to goad him into accepting.
If you think about it, pride is the cause of most of our problems. Although pride isn’t responsible for natural disasters, illness, and other natural phenomenon, pride is the root of sin. And sin is the cause of problems.
The issue of pride is so clear that we intuitively know its dangers. And yet, we still fall victim to it. So, to help you get your young recruits more aware of the dangers of pride, point out these Scriptures:
* David and Goliath 1 Samuel 17
* But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. 2 Chronicles 26:16
* Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
* But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. Daniel 5:20
The opposite of pride is humility. Being humble does not come naturally – it is a virtue that we must choose. These Scriptures relate to humility:
* When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
* A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. Proverbs 29:23
* Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4
Here is the fifth of six videos of C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham answering questions.
Chronicles of Narnia Discussion Group
Narnia Devotional 12: Hope
Narnia Devotional 11: Cornelius
Narnia Devotional 10: The Temptation
Narnia Devotional 9: Waiting For Aslan
Narnia Devotional 8: Aslan’s Timing
Narnia Devotional 7: Aslan Grows
Narnia Devotional 6: Seeing Aslan
Narnia Devotional 5: Together
Narnia Devotional 4: Wild Bear
Narnia Devotional 3: Reepicheep
Narnia Devotional 2: You’re It?
Narnia Devotional 1: The Ruins