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Pride Goes Before Destruction, Proverbs 16:18



After 11 September 2001 there were quite a few bumper stickers that talked about pride, pride that was focused on our nation and ourselves. When ever I saw one of those I could not help but think of all the admonishments in scripture concerning pride. Actually the sentiment should have been quite different when you consider the following verses.

Amos 3:6 (NKJV) "If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not Yahweh1 have done it?"

Jeremiah 16:10-12 (NKJV) "And it shall be, when you show this people all these words, and they say to you, 'Why has Yahweh pronounced all this great disaster against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against Yahweh our God?'
11 then you shall say to them, 'Because your fathers have forsaken Me,' says Yahweh; 'they have walked after other gods and have served them and worshiped them, and have forsaken Me and not kept My law.
12 'And you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, each one follows the dictates of his own evil heart, so that no one listens to Me."

Proverbs 16:7 (NKJV) "When a man's ways please Yahweh, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him."

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Better is Humility of Spirit, Proverbs 16:19

One additional comment. People started thinking about God for a few days. The culmination was the Friday after the 9-11 event. There was a big televised gathering at a church building in Washington DC. All the different major religions were in attendance. Each of them called upon their god. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob does not tolerate polytheism. "I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God". One must consider that the 9-11 event was a warning concerning disobedience. After all most Christian churches teach that God's law is done away even though all ten commandments are repeated in the new testament. Other articles at this site were written about this. Take a look and see what you think. The thing not to forget is that God will not forget about our national sin and just let this slide.



Notes:
1 "the LORD" has been replaced with Yahweh which is much closer to the original YHVH than "the LORD".


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