Thursday, February 04, 2016

Presumptuous Pride

"Moses told his father in law...  how the LORD delivered them... And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you... for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly He was above them" (Exodus 18:8-11).  "The wicked, through the pride of his countenance... hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved" (Psalm 10:4-6).  "The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble" (Proverbs 4:19).  "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might" (Ephesians 6:10). 

When Pharaoh stood up in his pride,
He vainly thought he would prevail
Against those on Jehovah's side,
Since he presumed he could not fail. 

The wicked still presumes today  
That he shall never be reproved. 
Within his heart, God hears him say
So proudly, "I shall not be moved." 

The proud may boast, but not forever,
For in the end he shall be humble. 
Though he may think that he is clever,
By his presumption, he shall stumble. 

You've shown us, Lord, that pride is wrong,
Destructive, and presumptuous,
For in You only, we are strong,
And in Your might, victorious.  

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