A while back I read a book titled “Ego is the Enemy.” The name more than the book is what stuck in my head. It did this because it raised question, “How is ego the enemy?”
I think it comes down to this: Protecting oneself from being perceived at being deficient in some way by others.
This becomes the enemy because it is creating a perception rather than the truth. The truth about ourselves and more important, the truth about our relation to who God is.
If “Ego is the Enemy,” then humility, truth, and the light that God Word shines on our lives is our friend.
Stay True. Stay Ready.
Proverbs 26:12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Romans 2:21.1 …you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself?
Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Galatians 6:14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.