Une Délicieux Recette?

Dec 09

by Victoria Robinson

As an avid cookbook collector, I always love finding a delicious recipe, or as the French would say, “une délicieux recette”. Without even trying a new recipe, I can usually tell by the ingredients if I would enjoy eating the finished product. I did however recently come across a recipe that does not appear to be very delicious. This French dessert is not sweet, but rather one that would leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Oddly enough, the name of the recipe would suggest one key ingredient which is not even in it. The ingredients are fairly simple. Just mix together fierté with some hauteur, and voilà—tarte humilité! This french recipe cannot be found in a cookbook, but rather THE Book.

Perhaps you have tasted the Americanized version of tarte humilité, known simply as, humble pie. The basic ingredients are pride and haughtiness. Girlfriends, if we do not humble ourselves, God will certainly humble us by allowing us to take a fall filled with destruction.

Dearest  girlfriends, I pray we would humble ourselves so that we could say the words the psalmist said to the Lord,  “My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.”

Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. ~ Proverbs 16:18 NLT
… All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” ~ 1 Peter 5:5 NIV
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. ~ James 4:10 NIV
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. ~ 1 Peter 5:6 NIV
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. ~ James 3:13 NIV
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. ~ Philippians 2:3 NIV
Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. ~ Proverbs 22:4 NIV
The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. ~ Proverbs 15:33 NIV
Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. ~ Proverbs 18:12 NIV
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. ~ Proverbs 11:2 NIV
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin! ~ Proverbs 21:4 NIV
Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure. ~ Psalm 101:5 NIV
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty. ~ Psalm 18:27 NIV
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. ~ Psalm 131:1 NIV

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