Video of a lady hitchhiking across Iraq to prove people are good.
Stupid is as stupid does. Compelled to look deeper we find Spiritual issues here at the heart of this issue that goes even beyond the psychological disorder of Pathological Altruism.
This insanity actually has as its root 》 Pride. Yes Pride the root of all evil here. Pride convinces puny man to do whatsoever he deems correct fitting and proper for himself in this world even if that practice defies every civil, natural or spiritual and moral law in the universe.
Pride is a very serious issue in the Bible.
Pride Is the Root of All Evil (Genesis 3:5; 1 Timothy 3:6; 1 John 2:15-17). 2. God Hates Pride (Proverbs 8:13; 16:5; Isaiah 23:9; Daniel 4:29-37; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5). 3. God Loves Humility (Proverbs 11:2, 15:33, 18:12, 29:23; Isaiah 57:15, 66:2; Micah 6:8; Luke 14:11; 1 Peter 5:6). 5. Pride Is Deceptive (John 8:31-36; Jeremiah 49:16; Proverbs 16:2, 21:2).
1. Pride Is the Root of All Evil (Genesis 3:5; 1 Timothy 3:6; 1 John 2:15-17). 2. God Hates Pride (Proverbs 8:13; 16:5; Isaiah 23:9; Daniel 4:29-37; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5). 3. God Loves Humility (Proverbs 11:2, 15:33, 18:12, 29:23; Isaiah 57:15, 66:2; Micah 6:8; Luke 14:11; 1 Peter 5:6). 4. What Pride Is Not: a. Acknowledging and appreciating the gifts and abilities God has given you. b. The presence of godly desire, ambition and purposeful direction in your life (1 Timothy 3:1). c. Acknowledging the work of God within you. d. The pursuit of excellence. e. Defending and proclaiming the truth of Scripture. 5. Pride Is Deceptive (John 8:31-36; Jeremiah 49:16; Proverbs 16:2, 21:2).
I can’t take credit for identifying pride at the issue here. I give this honor to my younger brother whom I called, who had struggled for years as an alcoholic living in and out of shelters.
I called my brother for some insight into the craziness regarding the past 18 hours – later to be years- of hell my wife and I had gone through with this young healthy woman we met at our church one night and had brought into our home. This woman had been living on the street. My wife and I being indoctrinated with the Social Gospel and What Would Jesus Do? ideology brought this stranger into our home to bathe, feed, and clothe. She wasn’t happy about the $50. we gave her, not enough. She used all the hot water taking a 1 hour shower. She wanted to know if we could get her some better clothes than a suitcase full we’d already given her. plus a new suitcase. She also asked for muffins instead of toast with her bacon and eggs. We found out later that while we slept, she came into our bedroom and stole my wife’s credit cards and driver’s license. It took my wife 3 years to reclaim her stolen identity. It was a nightmare proving to banks the $10,000 in fraudulent debt wasn’t ours.
When it was time to take her to a shelter the next morning, she was very unhappy deciding it was rude of us to take her in and then decide to dump her back out into the street again. I had to literally threaten her with a 911 call at the ready to get her in the car. We drove back to her home in skid row Los Angeles. She called me a few choice words and forgot to say thank you when she left.
Bewildered I called my brother and asked him why? Why would this healthy, articulate woman in her mid 30s choose this life. His first word was PRIDE. He didn’t have to tell me I suffered from the same. My conscience had already convicted me for allowing my distorted pride drive my stupidity.
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