Isaiah 14:12-13, “ How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:”
This is a very common passage that is used to explain what happened to the devil. It is very clear that it was his pride that caused him to fall. The same pride that caused the devil to fall is the same pride that can cause us to fall in our lives
Pride is a major problem in our society today. Pride is all about me and not about God. Pride is saying that we don’t need God in our lives. Now, many may not verbally say that, but they will with their actions. If someone doesn’t go to church, it says they don’t need God. If someone doesn’t read their Bible, it says they don’t need God. If someone doesn’t ask the Lord to be with them through their day, it says they don’t need God. One does not have to go around boasting of themselves to be a prideful person. Our actions can make us a prideful person.
Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” We must be careful with both our words and our actions that we do not become a prideful person. Our job is not to exalt ourselves. Our job is to remain humble and exalt Christ. 1 Peter 5:6 states, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:”
God’s Word makes it very clear. We can humble ourselves and allow God to exalt us or we can exalt ourselves and allow God to humble us. The choice is ours to make, but it is a choice we all must make. Choose today to be humble. Do not be so prideful that God has to humble you. Instead, let us focus on having our life magnify and exalt the name of Jesus.
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