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…

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…

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…

Little Stick–Big Hand

Scripture Can an ax overpower the one who uses it? Can a wooden pole lift whoever holds it? ~Isaiah 10:15, CEV Quote God can hit a hard lick with a crooked stick. ~Ya’akov Sennacherib, the king of Assyria and son of Sargon II, was a arrogant blow hard who thought himself to be an agent…

Seven Bowls Of Wrath

Scripture Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” ~Revelation 16:1, CSB Quote The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion–our prideful self-will. ~Frederick Douglas I’m not much on explaining the Revelation of Jesus…

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…

Pride, Watch It!

  Scripture Before his downfall a person’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12, CSB Quote It is better to be humble in failure than proud in success. ~Ya’akov Solomon was not the best man in the world but he was one of the most intelligent. Proverbs 18:12 is a spiritual law. Anytime we get proud,…

False Assurance

Scripture The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank You, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! ~Luke 18:11, CSB Quote “We don’t need to be embarrassed that we are needy; every feeble, stumbling prayer uttered by a believer is heard by…

Ignorance

Scripture I am weary and worn out, O God. I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense. I have not mastered human wisdom, nor do I know the Holy One. ~Proverbs 30:1-3, NLT Quote With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom God to plan it, the power of God…