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Friday, February 17, 2012

Today's Verse : Isaiah 2:17-18


February 17, 2012

The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men
humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day, and the idols
will totally disappear.
-- Isaiah 2:17-18

Sometimes when we get "too big for our britches," we find
ourselves humbled by a natural disaster, world war, incurable
disease, economic depression, or widespread social disorder. Our
arrogance can be a predictor of our own impending disasters. Is
there a general principle of our universe at work here? ("Pride
goes before a fall.") Or is this the active discipline of God at
work? I guess the answer is "Yes!" to both of these questions. Both
God and his world remind us that there is so much about our lives
we can't control. This passage, however, goes beyond the general
principles and it promises an ultimate day when human arrogance
will be eliminated and all false gods disappear. On that day, God's
children will rejoice and be glad! Until then, let's walk humbly
with our God.

Dear Father in heaven, please humble me gently. I don't want to
lose my keen sense of your presence by becoming too full of myself.
Neither do I want to bring disaster upon myself or those I love.
Give me an undivided heart of devotion to you out of appreciation
for your grace. In the name of the Lord Jesus I pray. Amen.

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