2 Chronicles 21-25
“Pride Comes Before the Fall”
A key verse in these chapters is:
While he was still speaking, the king said to him, “Have we appointed you an adviser to the king? Stop! Why be struck down?” So the prophet stopped but said, “I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel.”
2 Chronicles 25:16
This verse changed my vision of how God speaks to us and even warns us through others, and how important it is for us to be attentive of what God is trying to say to us and refusing to let pride drowned out his voice.
The thing that impacted me most was: Seeing the seriousness of pride and the detrimental effect it has on our relationship with God and how it will ultimately lead to our downfall.
This verse has helped me view myself as a man who needs to be more aware of how God may be speaking to me through others and the need to respond humbly, and how God may be prompting me to speak his truth in Love through me to benefit those around me.
Moving forward I will strive to walk humbly with God and to pray, worship, and love him above all else.
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Pride is the sickness, humility is the cure.
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Another aspect of humility is remembering all that others have done for you. Joash forgot how Jehoiada had helped him get to where he was, and acted not only with pride, but also ingratitude.