• David Osteen

The Daily Mountain

Though I have no experience Discount this message not For the moral is important And need not be forgot

Of climbing I am speaking For in the literal I have not done But observation has given me A lesson for the course I run

The higher upon a mountain you climb The less balance you possess It is harder to keep from stumbling And you have no ground for rest

The higher upon a mountain you climb The less air there is to breathe The very basic necessity of life From you begins to take leave

The higher upon a mountain you climb The farther you have to fall Be careful lest you climb too high And the fall be your last of all

The higher upon a mountain you climb The more alone you are There is little room for friends on the peak Though you’ve come so far

Pride is the daily mountain Upon which you climb But you better start coming back down Before you run out of time

For you do not want to lose your balance As to the ground you go tumbling For “Pride goes before destruction And a haughty spirit before stumbling” (Prov. 16:18)

You do not want to be alone No matter how beautiful the view For once you’ve reached the top There’s no room to share with you

Climbing the mountain of Pride Is truly not the way to the top Unless you are seeking the pinnacle of self Then I encourage you with diligence to stop

For staying at the bottom Is the best place for you For the exalted shall be humbled And the humble exalted too (Luke 18:14)

Put your trust and faith in God And this mountain do not climb Serve God and man on this earth Then God will raise you up in time.

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