Psalm 5:5-6

5The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, Lord, detest. 

Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his officers to Jerusalem with this message for Hezekiah king of Judah and for all the people of Judah who were there. He shouted in 2 Chronicles 32:13-15, 13“Do you not know what I and my predecessors have done to all the peoples of the other lands? Were the gods of those nations ever able to deliver their land from my hand? 14Who of all the gods of these nations that my predecessors destroyed has been able to save his people from me? How then can your god deliver you from my hand? 15Now do not let Hezekiah deceive you and mislead you like this. Do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom has been able to deliver his people from my hand or the hand of my predecessors. How much less will your god deliver you from my hand!”

Prophet Isaiah and Hezekiah king of Judah cried out in prayer to the Lord. And, the Lord sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the commanders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian. So, Sennacherib returned home in disgrace. And when he went into the temple of his god, some of his sons, his own flesh and blood, cut him down with the sword.

When they accomplished something greater than the achievements of ordinary people many individuals cannot help but to be arrogant. When our human nature prevails in us, we could be arrogant, even as believers of Christ. This is why the Scripture had warned in James 4:6, 6“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

As reminder for us to reconsider always what’s in our heart before the Lord, sometimes God allows believers to go through difficult situations that could not be easily accepted culturally or traditionally.

Lord Jesus, please help me be humble always.

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