Pride and the End Thereof

By Scott Dunkerton

April 7th, 2019

PrideChristian LivingSinRighteousnessJustification

2 Samuel 2:12-23Isaiah 14:12Ezekiel 28:12Obadiah 1:2-4Romans 3:20

Asahel had an arrogance and pride that led to his demise. This is a basic spiritual truth - pride and arrogance leads to our downfall. God resists the proud for pride is the complete anti-God state of mind. Pride is so deceptive and can easily get a hold of us, even as believers. Yet, the end of such a state is ruination - whether it be for the world, for individual nations, Satan himself, or for us as individuals.

Some of us also think that in our pride and in our good works, we will be able to stand before a Holy God and be deemed worthy of Him in our own right. Yet, Scripture tells us those who depend upon their own works and character will be found wanting and left to a lost eternity. There is none righteous n God's sight, no not one!

This is contrasted with the lovely Lord Jesus Christ, Who though is the God of the Universe and all that is, yet condescended to take on the form of humanity and the form of a servant to redeem mankind.