Proud As A Peacock

Scripture “Is this not magnificent Babylon, which I have built as a royal capital by my mighty power and for my glorious majesty?” ~Daniel 4:30, NRSV Quote Pride first, then the crash, but humility is precursor to honor. ~Solomon {Proverbs 18:12, Msg} Life can be humbling for even the proudest and the most successful. Nebuchadnezzar was…

Pride And Riches

Scripture Rich people may think they are wise,    but a poor person with discernment can see right through them. ~Proverbs 11:28, NLT Quote To see a prosperous man that is humble, is the greatest rarity in the world. ~Bernard of Clairvaux Proverbs deals with a lot of generalities: it is not impossible for a rich man…

Removing The Strut

Scripture Therefore, the Lord says: “I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of calamity. ~Micah 2:3, NIV Quote Pride always precedes a fall; it is a spiritual law and it is as real as the law of…

The Pride Of Babylon

Scripture You [Babylon] thought that you would be queen forever. You didn’t care what you did; it never entered your mind that you might get caught. Isaiah 47:7, CEV Quote When people reject the authority of God in their life, they eventually become hedonist. ~Allistar Beggs God used Babylon to judge His children but unfortunately…

Be Careful

Scripture “Be careful that you don’t forget the LORD your God by failing to keep his commands, ordinances, and statutes that I am giving you today. ~Deuteronomy 8:11, CSB Quote Success is not final and failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Sir Winston Churchill There are twenty four “Be Careful’s” in Deuteronomy…

Humility Verses Pride

Scripture In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. ~ 1 Peter 5:5 (CSB) Quote Humility puts others first. ~David Walls This is coming up in my 1 Peter series but…

The Pride Of Ephraim

Scripture The Ephraimite archers turned back on the day of battle.  They did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his law. They forgot what he had done, the wondrous works he had shown them. ~ Psalms 78:9-11 (CSB) Quote “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana The tribe of Ephraim…

The Pride of Tyre

Scripture “Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: Your heart is proud, and you have said, “I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea.”  ~Ezekiel 28:2, CSB Quote Pride is the spiritual cancer that devours family, destroys relationships, and divides…

The Example

Scripture What god of any nation has ever been able to save its people from my power? So what makes you think that the LORD can rescue Jerusalem from me?” ~Isaiah 36:20, NLT Quote Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~Solomon Yesterday we talked about PRIDE and today we have a perfect example. Sennacherib was the king of the…

The Law Is The Law

Scripture Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.  ~Proverbs 29:23, NLT Quote Pride is the mother hen under which all sins are hatched. ~C. S. Lewis The verse above restates the same principle found in Proverbs 16:18, Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. The end result of pride is humiliation: this is God’s…