The Evils Of Pride

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The saying pride comes before a fall, well numerous times, God’s Word makes the point that God brings about a reversal in people’s prospects, depending on how they respond to Him.

The proud and the wicked who defy him will be brought low, while the poor and the meek who honor Him will be raised up.

When we read the book of Daniel chapter 4, we find a character called King Nebuchadnezzar. This king had built an entire empire, and the capital city was an incredible beautiful place with hanging gardens. The hanging gardens became known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

God gave King Nebuchadnezzar enormous privileges, incredible power  and wealth. God allowed the king divinely appointed dreams detailing the future and warning him not to become too proud. Alas the king ignored the warnings and lost everything the day he surveyed his glorious city and said to himself, “I did this all, and I did it myself.”

Because of his pride, and as was predicted, Nebuchadnezzar almost instantly lost his sanity and was forced away into an animal like existence.

When Nebuchadnezzar’s sanity later returned, he exalted the Most High as the King of the universe, and God restored him to previous position. The Lord then used this pagan ruler to proclaim the power and majesty of the living God to the whole world.

We must all be careful to whom we give credit to, in our hearts {in particular}, for our successes.

God still humbles the proud. so we should all take time to reflect our own personal lives to see whether we are arrogantly ignoring what Our Lord and Our Friend has asked us to do, or whether we are fulfilling His will with humility and obedience.

James 4 verse 6: “God sets Himself against the proud, but he shows favor to the humble.”

Humility is not a failing, it truly is bridled strength, being used for His Glory.

God Bless.

O F J

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