Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Looking down your nose

July 1, 2008

The people of the country of Edom looked down their noses at other people. No honestly, they did, in a literal way. Their location was up in the mountains. They were surrounded by rock. They could see people coming up to attack them or down from above. They thought that they were so much better than the rest of the world that they did not have to worry about a thing.

God pulled that up short.

Obadiah 1:3-4 GNB
(3) Your pride has deceived you. Your capital is a fortress of solid rock; your home is high in the mountains, and so you say to yourself, 'Who can ever pull me down?'
(4) Even though you make your home as high as an eagle's nest, so that it seems to be among the stars, yet I will pull you down.

They were not so safe that God could not deal with them, and He did.

What about you and me. We do not live in the rocks on the mountain (well I do not at least). But do we still look down our noses at people? While we will never be able to totally get rid of that (we have a human thing called pride), we can do what we can to diminish it. When we put ourselves above others because of their lifestyle, gender, age, or most anything else, we say that we are higher than they are.

Remember what happened to Edom when they said that....


Obadiah 1:1-21, Psalms 82:1-8, Psalms 83:1-18

2 Kings 1:1-4:44

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