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Logos Verse of the Day

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1 Peter 3:8King James Version

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

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New King James Version

Called to Blessing ] Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, betenderhearted, be courteous;

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English Standard Version

Suffering for Righteousness' Sake ] Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

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New American Standard Bible

To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;

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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

September 13: Who Can Bring Me Down? Obadiah 1:1–21; Acts 11:19–12:25; Job 21:17–34
“The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of a rock, the heights of its dwelling, you who say in your heart: ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ ” (Obadiah 3).

Pride is an especially dangerous sin because it deludes us into elevating ourselves above everyone else. It can even lead us to betray or hurt other people.

In this passage Obadiah addresses the Edomites, who lived in the hills above Judah. The Edomites should have helped Judah when they were attacked, but instead they conducted raids. They believed that they were superior to and had been wronged by the Judahites and that their actions were therefore justified. This type of pride puts us in a precarious position. No wonder the Bible addresses it often.

Pride can get the best of us when we place ourselves in the “clefts” above others. It usually emerges from one of two places: Either we believe that we’re as important…