Friday, October 25, 2013

Pride Goes Before Destruction

There is a verse in the Bible most people know well, yet I’m not sure if they FULLY comprehend the weight (or Truth) behind the words: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).  Usually, when hearing this saying, people relate it to a specific happenstance in one’s life, like someone being all puffed up that they are the best at something, but then they lose.  Oh, but friend, its truth is SO MUCH MORE than that!

In January of this year I wrote a blog entitled “What is the Opposite of Love?”  In it, I explain God’s moral Law for us (the 10 Commandments) is the deeds or works of love, and to transgress or to break God’s Law is known as sin.  Therefore, sin is really just any non-loving thought, word, or deed.  But here’s the kicker … the root motive (or desire) fueling a person to sin (not love) is their own pride (selfishness).  And thus, pride and love are polar opposites!

But now, if we think about this some more, we realize that only people who repent (or turn from) willful sin (10LC disobedience) will receive Christ’s forgiveness for sins in the end and obtain eternal life.  Those who do not, meaning those who continue to willfully sin (disobey God’s 10LC), are the ones who will be cast down into the Lake of Fire on Judgment Day.  But again, what is the REAL REASON a person does not want to repent of sin?  Their pride!!!

So, do you see it?  Do you see now the FULL, POWERFUL, ETERNAL TRUTH behind the above Bible verse “pride goes before destruction”?  Speaking of Judgment Day, God says it like this in His Word: “I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will LAY LOW the haughtiness of the terrible” (Isaiah 13:11).  Yes, truly, pride goes before a fall!  And the world’s day of reckoning is only about 15 years away!

Enjoy the Sabbath,


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