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“Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you. 24 Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention; 25 but you have ignored all my counsel, and wanted none of my reproof; 26 I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you; 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you. 28 Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me; 29 because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD.”
God is more than willing to share His love and knowledge with each and everyone of us. To receive His advice, we must be willing to listen. We are often prideful and would rather listen to what we believe instead of seeking God’s wisdom. We must be able to put our “pride” aside and stop thinking about our own desires of wanting to be right all of the time.
What is “pride” exactly? It is when we put our own desires and thoughts before God’s. If we feel that we know better than God’s word, or think that we have no need for His direction, we have become very foolish and our pride is getting in the way.
What can we do about making prideful decisions? In my opinion, this is simple. If you have a difficult decision to make, take a step back and pray for a minute for God to give you guidance. Will the outcome glorify God? Will your actions help the situation in a positive manner without sinning? If the answer is “no’ for any of these two questions, simply don’t do it. If you feel like you still want to do it anyways, that is your foolish pride trying to take you away from what you should be doing.
I pray this message helps someone today. Please have a blessed day and remember Isaiah 2:12 and do not make the Lord have to humble you because of your pride.
“For the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has reserved a time to oppose all who are proud and haughty, and the self-exalting— they will be humbled.”