The Danger Of Pride

Are you familiar with the expression, “I could see the writing on the wall?” It comes from a story in the book of Daniel.
King Belshazzar was having a party when all of a sudden a human hand appears. The hand writes these words on the wall; “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin.” Daniel explained to the king that “Mene” meant the king’s day were numbered. The word “Tekel” meant the king had been weighed on the balances and had not measured up. The word “Parsin” meant that the kingdom would be divided and given to the Medes and Persians. The reason for this message of judgment was because Belzhazzar had not humbled himself before God. Daniel said, “You have proudly defied the Lord.”
The Bible says that very night, Belshazzar died. His life was taken because of his pride. The Bible says of pride, “Pride goes before the fall…” (Prov. 16:18)
Pride can keep a person from repenting of their sins and inviting Christ into their hearts.
Pride can keep a person from receiving instruction on how to be a better person or employee.
Pride can breakup a marriage.
Pride can keep someone from admitting they made a mistake.
Is your heart filled with pride or, have you humbled yourself before the Lord?
Jesus said, “Blessed are the the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5).

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