The Greatest Curse I was reading from Oswald Chambers and he said : The greatest curse in our spiritual life is" PRIDE " . When ever there is ANY element of pride or conceit in us , Jesus can't teach us anything . Thinking about when Jesus spoke the parables he privately explained them to the disciples --- Mark 4:33 .... 33With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything. Yes ," privately " and He wants to do the same for us if we allow Him the time as we get alone with Him . He is there to whisper His desires for our lives and help us with our dreams and aspirations. Still the same today as He was yesterday , He wants to speak to us Privately and tell us how much He loves us and explain the scriptures to us . Like David said in Psalms 34 .... God's unfailing love gives us great strength and delivers us from death and gives us eternal hope . Sometimes we need to ask God to search our hearts . He knows us better than ourselves and , He will reveal any prideful or any unhealthy thoughts that we never even knew we had . Because we do not want to be unteachable . I do not want to be unteachable and am asking Jesus to go deep into my heart and pull out all that needs to be put in the garbage pail .