Friday, November 11, 2005

Pensées on Pride - 13-18

Isaiah 2:11 The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
  • "The Lord alone will be exalted" - how often do I look for me to be exalted, even in terms of the last day. There is a difference between being vindicated and being exalted. Sometimes it is easy to mistake the two. We will be vindicated. God will be exalted.
Isaiah 2:12 The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted … will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
  • There is a day for every proud man - minister or otherwise - when they will be brought low.
Isaiah 25:10 The hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain; but Moab will be trampled under him as straw is trampled down in the manure… God will bring down their pride despite the cleverness of their hands.
Isaiah 28:3 That wreath, the pride of Ephraim's drunkards, will be trampled underfoot.
  • Foe or friend - God will not tolerate pride
Isaiah 29:19 Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD.
  • Do I find my joy in the Lord gone? It is the humble who rejoice (cf Psalm 138:6)
Isaiah 37:23 Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!
  • Oh the ludicrous abomination of pride! I am contending with the Holy One of Israel for glory. Woe is me.

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