Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
Oh, how wonderful it is to know that you and I have a place in God’s presence where there is safety.
The word that God is speaking to us here in Psalms 31:20 is a revelation and a demonstration of the Love of God. God is saying to us, I am your shelter, I am your protector, and I am your hiding place! God is speaking to us through His word letting us know no weapon formed against us will prosper, if we stay in His presence. God is saying to us in 2010, I got yo back! God has promised to never leave us or forsake us and He is a promise keeper not a covenant breaker.
The word of God here says that God will hide us from the pride of man, Hallelujah! Pride is conceived out of rebellion and breaks forth from the womb of sin. It is an abomination to God. It comes to kill, steal and destroy any life and destiny that will yield to its deceptive will. Pride is the nature of Satan. It seeks to dethrone the true God and exalt itself. When pride speaks its words are in direct opposition to God’s word. If God says you can, pride will flood your mind with reasons why you can’t. If God says go, pride will try to convince you to stay. Pride hides itself many times behind the voice of reason. Pride appears puffed up but is in all actuality permeated with fear. Pride seeks to control people through intimidation and manipulation. Pride lust for alliances and allegiance. Pride says, “I will exalt myself above God.” When pride is operating through the lives of human beings, they strive to live in the authority Adam had before the fall through their own works, human reasoning, and natural ability and intellect. Pride is a seducer. Pride seeks to be its own source, trying to do everything without the help of God. It says, “I can do that myself.” Pride says, " It over there's no more hope." Pride says, " You can never have that, even by faith, it's too much."
However, God has said I will hide those who trust in me from the pride of man. Pride can’t access you when you are tucked away in the secret of God’s presence. In God’s presence, you are saturated with His words which are spirit and life. In God’s presence you are aware of His power and protection over your life and circumstances. In God’s presences there is supernatural strength and abilities. In God’s presences there is direction, correction, instruction, encouragement and courage. In God’s presence you know that all things are possible with God and that there is nothing too hard for Him. In God’s presence there is fullness of joy, which infuses you with strength for the journey. In God’s presence you have insight and revelation into the plans and purposes of God. In God’s presences you know that there is no lack and that all things are yours and that God is your source who supplies all your needs through His riches. In God’s presences you see Him as the one who provides all your provision and protection, refusing the voice of pride to be your guide.
It’s only when we start peeking out, through enticing words of mans wisdom, we are in danger of being lured out of the secret place of God’s presences.
You are a child of Almighty God; you were not created to be a prisoner of pride. Purpose in your heart today to reign from the secret place of God’s presences and never let pride have dominion over you.
You have to declare, “I am free and love dominates, and reigns in me!
(We will continue with the second half of the verse tomorrow).