Pride causes every man to desire to be taken notice of
to have an eminency in something or other;
if he cannot be eminent on one side, he will get to the other;
he must be taken notice of one way or other:
when he is in a good and peaceable way,
God makes some use of him,
yet because he is not observed and looked upon as eminent,
he will rather turne to some other way,
to contend, strive, to oppose, or any thing,
that he may be taken notice of to be some body,
that he may not go out of the world without some noise:
What, shall such a man as I?
Of such parts, such approved abilities,
so endued by God to do some eminent service,
be laid aside, and no body regard me?
I must set upon some notable worke,
something that may draw the eye of observance upon me.
A JEREMIAH WARNING: A wolf comes in sheep clothings; a HYPOCITE by the name of Vincent Chia comes wearing a medic-white coat with a bible in his pocket.
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
- Jude 4