I have spent quite a few posts discussing Isaiah 1 (despite the fact that I am now in Ezekiel 16!) but I wanted to post a few more nuggets I gleaned from the next chapter…
11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low
– Isaiah 2:11-12
One thing we need to understand about God is His dislike of proud people.
Sorry to break it to those who have not figured it, but God does not like the proud or arrogant. I find that quite revealing, since human beings seem to be innately proud.
We of course were not born that way. Pride crept in soon after the fall of Adam, illustrated in the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4. If we ever needed evidence of how pride kills, there it is.
But pride is also self-destructive.
A proud person cannot take correction.
A proud person is over-defensive.
A proud person does not apologise easily.
Let us check ourselves and our relationships today. Have we given place to pride in one of our relationships? If so, let us acknowledge it and bring it to God, as He loves the humble as much as He detest the proud. It’s never to late to turn it around…