Verse of the Day

The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day, and the idols will totally disappear. —Isaiah 2:17-18

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Sometimes, when we are “too big for our britches,” we find ourselves humbled by a natural disaster, world war, incurable disease, economic depression, or widespread social disorder. Our arrogance functions as a predictor of our own impending fall. Is there a general principle of our universe at work here? (“Pride goes before a fall.”) Is this the active discipline of God at work? (“God disciplines those he loves.”) I guess the answer is “Yes!” to both questions. God and his world remind us that there is so much about our lives we can’t control. This passage goes beyond the general principles and promises an ultimate day when human arrogance will be eliminated and all false gods disappear. On that day, God’s children will rejoice and be glad! Until then, let’s walk humbly with our God and anticipate the day Jesus returns, arrogance is brought down, and pride is exchanged for humility. O, what a glorious day that will be!


My Prayer…

Dear Father in heaven, please humble me gently. I don’t want to lose my awareness of your abiding presence by becoming too full of myself. Neither do I want to bring disaster upon myself or those I love because of my arrogance. Please give me an undivided heart, dear Father, a heart devoted to you out of appreciation for your grace, mercy, and love. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Bible References

17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

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  1. Isaiah 2:17-18
    The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day, and the idols will totally disappear.

    We live in a world that is so very arrogant, prideful, and full of idols! It is the very nature of mankind to be this way. However, for those who know Christ as Lord and Savior, there should be no arrogance or idol worship of any kind, for we are new beings in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). God is our Father and Jesus is our Redeemer! Any time we feel pride start to raise its ugly head with in us we are to put a stop to it immediately. We have many verses in the Bible that tell us how God feels about pride.
    James 4:6
    God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

    Proverbs 11:2
    When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

    Proverbs 21:24
    “Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.

    Knowing how God feels about pride should help us when we are tempted to feel any sort of arrogance!

    There are many idols in our culture today, anything or anyone that we place above God in our lives is an idol. That may include career, money, power, position, a person, sports….the list would go on for hours if I listed all the things that could become an “idol” to us. This is why it is so crucial to stay in God’s Word and apply what we learn there each day! When our focus is on Christ and placing Him first, everything else will fall into its rightful place and priority in our life.

    Father God, help me to keep my eyes fixed on You and doing Your will in my life each day! Outside of Christ I am nothing and have nothing. Only through Jesus can I take my place at Your table. I love You so Abba and give You all honor and praise this day, Amen!

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