Pride goes before a fall…

Ezekiel 28:1-10

 

The word of the LORD came to me again, saying, 2 “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

​​“Because your heart is lifted up,

​​And you say, ‘I am a god,

​​I sit in the seat of gods,

​​In the midst of the seas,’

​​Yet you are a man, and not a god,

​​Though you set your heart as the heart of a god

3 ​​(Behold, you are wiser than Daniel!

​​There is no secret that can be hidden from you!

4 ​​With your wisdom and your understanding

​​You have gained riches for yourself,

​​And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;

5 ​​By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches,

​​And your heart is lifted up because of your riches),”

6 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:

​​“Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god,

7 ​​Behold, therefore, I will bring strangers against you,

​​The most terrible of the nations;

​​And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom,

​​And defile your splendor.

8 ​​They shall throw you down into the Pit,

​​And you shall die the death of the slain

​​In the midst of the seas.

9 ​​“Will you still say before him who slays you,

​‘​I am a god’?

​​But you shall be a man, and not a god,

​​In the hand of him who slays you.

10 ​​You shall die the death of the uncircumcised

​​By the hand of aliens;

​​For I have spoken,” says the Lord GOD.’ ”

Pasted from <http://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/printerFriendly.cfm?b=Eze&c=28&v=1&t=NKJVP>

When the Lord speaks it is so.  May we find ourselves at the foot of the cross, covered by the blood of Christ, raised with him to new life that when the Sovereign Lord looks upon us he sees his Son’s shed blood for our sin and speaks favorably to us.  We have the promise of a relationship with Him that was denied this king.  This king paid dearly for the pride within him.  Let us recognize that who we are and what we do is only because He is. Be careful to give the praise to the Lord God Almighty.

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One thought on “Pride goes before a fall…

  1. Very powerful post, Gracie. One we truly need to think about. “Because you have set your heart, as the heart of a god.” That makes one set up and “pay attention.” “We have a promise of the relationship with Him that was denied this king.” All because of the “Cross.” All because of the horrible suffering and death of our Sweet Jesus. How thankful we should be. God Bless, SR

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