The bible talks a lot about pride and its demerits. The book of Proverbs tells us extensively the results of pride. In James 4:6 we are made to know that God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. This is reiterated in 1 Peter 5:5. We know that pride leads to destruction Prov. 16:18 but what can pride really cost us?
The King of Tyrus
Before going further, please take a moment to study the 28th chapter of Ezekiel verses 1–19. It is about the king of Tyrus (or Tyre) who is symbolic of Satan.
The king of Tyrus had called himself a god and had lifted up his heart. He had attained riches and wealth because of his great wisdom, and with his beauty he became proud. From the 6th verse, we begin to see the outpouring of punishment because of his pride.
God has made us fearfully and wonderfully as His beautiful creations. It would be very foolish of us to make the same mistakes of the prince of Tyrus. Whatever we have been given by God should not be used for self exaltation and to lift up our hearts. Rather, a better option would be using it to glorify Him. Pride destroys just as it did to the prince of Tyrus. It is God who raises up leaders and removes them from office. Remember, no one is indispensable and God can use the least expected people to replace us. Our job is to submit to God’s bidding and stay humble.
Jesus was humble. Why can’t you?
Jesus, the son of God, God Himself, came down to dwell among man. While He was here, His whole life portrayed humility. Imagine the Messiah “stooping” so low as to wash the feet of His followers, his own creations John 13:1–17. That’s something to learn from, don’t you think? Think about it, God in all His glory, even first of all making His home among men, being baptized by His forerunner, making His servants His friends and then washing their feet! Amazing! So really, if the master of the universe could be humble, do you really have an excuse as to why you shouldn’t be?
ACT TODAY: Humble yourselves in the sight of God and He will lift you up. James 4:10
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