It’s hungry for all,
holding everyone prisoner,
except those he rescues.
It wants all of you;
it wants to control you –
your thoughts, your words, your actions, your soul.
You say things you wish you hadn’t said.
You do things you wish you hadn’t done.
And all the while, it’s reveling in its control over you.
Who is our enemy?
It’s pride. Selfishness. Self-centerness. Arrogance.
It’s the root of all evil in our world.
What wretched people we are!
Who will rescue us from our captor?
Thanks be to God – we are saved by Jesus Christ our Lord!
He gave us His Spirit, to fill our lives and push out pride.
He will arm us with His love and humility.
And rescue us from the prison of pride.
And I’m so grateful.
Thank you dear Jesus, our savior, our rescuer.