|Jesus Rebukes Satan|
Maybe I shouldn't be shocked by the proud and arrogant acting people I've been exposed to, but I am especially shocked when I meet church attenders that are this way. A few years ago I was in between full-time jobs and worked part-time for a major company in the church directory business as a photographer taking portrait shots. I was impressed with some of the churches I worked in because the church members were very friendly and fun to work with.
Then too, there were some other churches I worked in where I was very disturbed by the attitudes of haughtiness, arrogance, and pride of the members. I could not understand how, or why, church people would behaved this way. I had never seen this in a church before.
During my forty plus years of working I have had many different jobs and one day I asked the Lord why have I had some many different jobs. I felt Him say in my spirit that there was a purpose for every job that I've had because He wanted me to be exposed to different kinds of people and all the different attitudes people have. I asked the Lord why He wanted me to experience this and He said that He wanted me to understand what He experiences in dealing with people. I really did not understand why He needed me to experience this, but I kept an open mind.
As I thought about these things I began to realize there is a war going on and the battlefield is in all our minds. People act the way they do based on how their minds are programmed, their values, and what they treasure in life. Whatever your treasure is, this is where your heart is.