In Luke 9:46 “An argument started among the disciples about which of them would be the greatest.”
Gee, I wonder who would tempt someone in that direction?
satan uses the same characteristics that brought about his own downfall to wreak havoc in our lives as well. Pride and striving, two things that set satan against his Creator sets us against our Creator and against each other.
President Reagan had a sign on his desk that said, “There is no limit to how high and how far a person might go, as long as he doesn’t care who gets the credit.”
satan, and those who follow his lead strive for credit and applause. Sadly, those in the Church are not immune from this tendency. What led to satan's downfall will destroy us as well, unless we cease our striving and allow God to be in control.That is after all what it means to be humble. “God opposes the proud but gives His grace to the humble.”