Against The Proud

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proudFor the Lord of hosts will have a day of reckoning against everyone who is proud and lofty and against everyone who is lifted up, that he may be abased.
And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up,

Against all the oaks of Bashan,
Against all the lofty mountains,
Against all the hills that are lifted up,
Against every high tower,
Against every fortified wall,
Against all the ships of Tarshish
Against all the beautiful craft.

The pride of man will be humbled and the loftiness of men will be abased; and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day, Isaiah 2:!2-17

I heard a pastor say ‘when pride walks on, God walks off’. He was right. God is against the proud, but gives grace to the humble. In Isaiah’s prophecy of the last days, he sees God alone will be exalted and men who have pursued idols will themselves be abased. The prophet Micah gave us advice when he said ‘He has shown thee, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God’.

Am I walking humbly with my God? Is there anything idolatrous or a source of ungodly pride in my life?

Lord Jesus, the one who alone is good, thank you for the example of humility on this earth. Your’s is the name above all names, and rightfully so. May today be wonderful and by Your design as we walk together, You leading the way.

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