I’ve have had my moment of self-pride and just a bit “cocky” because of pride. I quickly learn how short a distance the fall and how hard the fall can be. I believe that God hate prideful and arrogant people. He loves the humble person. He is drawn to them. When I’m arrogant and full of pride, I don’t need anything or anyone, or so it seems.  When I’m humble I realize that I’m nothing without Him.  The Babylonia leaders were “large and in charge”, and full of pride. God is about to show them Who really is in charge. Check this out….

 10 You do evil things, but you feel safe
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”

    and say, ‘No one sees what I do.’
Your wisdom and knowledge

    have fooled you.
 You say to yourself,

    ‘I am God, and no one is equal to me.’
11 But troubles will come to you,

    and you will not know how to stop them.

Disaster will fall on you,

    and you will not be able to keep it away.

You will be destroyed quickly;

    you will not even see it coming. (Isaiah 47:10-11 NCV)

 Self-confidence is one thing, but arrogance is self-pride on display. I want to be “God-confident”. Without Him I would be nobody. But with Him I am a child of the King. I have royalty in my family!  He is the One Whom I should put my complete trust.  I should never trust in myself to do anything without Him.   Check this out….

 4Our Savior is named the Lord All-Powerful;

    he is the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 47:4 NCV)

 Today and every day, I want to lay aside my pride and self-reliance. I want to learn to let Him lead and direct my words, my action…my life. He will lead when I give Him control. I should never be so arrogant to think that I can control anything other than my ability to choose Him.  I love having a strong Savior to lean on and trust!

Pressing On!

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