Pride vs. Compassion


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 […]

Pride’s Downfall and the Believer’s Power in Prayer


Psalm 81 and Romans 1 What a mixed-up world we live in. Our nation has lost its compass. They glorify sin and want us to join them. The psalmist and the Apostle Paul hit the nail on the head: it boils down to this: stubbornness of heart. So God gave them over to their stubborn […]

The Contrasts: Pride & Humility


2Chron 26 Pride goeth before the fall. Uzziah started with glowing statements of following God, but like Joash, who was faithful only as long as his mentor Jehoiada the priest was alive.  Uzziah, similarly, was only faithful during the lifetime of the priest Zechariah, who had faithfully taught him how to honor God.  Both Joash […]

“Our Response Reveals our Heart.”


2 Kings 20 God has placed this story of King Hezekiah to teach us several wise lessons. The backdrop began in the life of Hezekiah when he endured a terminal illness. Perhaps you can relate because you, too, are facing a terminal illness. When we hear devastating news, do we go to God, who is […]

The Ripple Effect Of One Sin


How often do we fail to realize that it only takes one sin to affect others? We read about the anointing and consecrating of Aaron to the Priesthood. What an honor! What a position! Did Aaron realize what God had just given him? With great ceremony, Aaron had received the blessing of God. You, like […]