Pride vs. Compassion


Have compassion on a fallen brother

Is 16-18 The Sin of Pride

They say there are two sides to every coin, which is true in these chapters. Isaiah the prophet reminds Moab and others of the consequences of pride. God will be patient just so long; then He brings about perfect justice, for He is the Lord God Almighty, and He will not share His glory with another.

There is a second lesson to glean from these chapters: Do we see the fallen and feel compassion, or do we gloat and say that they “got what they deserved.” Isaiah reminds us that to do so is also the sin of pride because we elevate ourselves to think this will not happen to us.

As Isaiah weeps for those who face God’s hand, we must remember that Jesus wept over the sin of pride in Israel and that He weeps over our sin’s consequences. God has spoken: “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride and the evil way and perverse utterances.” [Pro 8:13]

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