“Pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18)
Pride is defined as a high opinion of oneself, exaggerated self-esteem, conceited, haughty behavior, which is the result of pride. Delight in one’s own achievements. Being the best of a class, group or society.
A group or a family of lions are called a Pride. The mighty fall of lions in the world. The elite, the privileged, the wealthy and the secret societies, you figure it out! So, a high opinion of oneself, and an exaggerated self-esteem and conceit goes before destruction.
The cause of their destruction is the incapability of producing the results that one had promised. A person is not as great as they thought they were, when they cannot deliver on a promise without total destruction. The prideful one has come to the understanding he cannot stop the rain from falling, or stop the rivers from flowing. He cannot cap the volcano from erupting. He cannot make it rain in a weary and dry land. He has to surrender to the mighty forces against him. When a prideful person admits and concedes defeat, then destruction comes according to the words of wisdom. “Pride goeth before destruction.”
When a leader stands before the people and acknowledge that he cannot solve the problems of famine, war, natural disasters, diseases and wild animals, destruction becomes a reality because there is no more hope! Now, the arrogant spirit caves in, it implodes and fear sets in the heart, and shame of defeat and then one falls down and beats his chest. “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks ‘Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb’” (Rev. 6:15-16). I am witnessing the so called mighty men running and hiding from their once great positions in the nation. Pride is conceding because national redemption is a hopeless situation! It is quite sad to watch too!
God sent prophets to warn our nation to repent. He told many prophets to write it down, so the people can read their doom, which means that which is written is irreversible! We have had so many warning and the nation refuse to turn to God. The destruction of a once great nation is in progress!
In the shape of men they had the cruelty of lions; (pride). Millions are being robbed without a gun by the pride of the lions in government. They are under no apprehensions of danger from any: though nobody loved them, everyone feared them, and that was all they desired. “Let them hate, so that they do but fear.”
It is vowed by the righteous Judge of heaven and earth; it is his doing, and let all the world take notice that is it so,“He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife, but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.” (Proverbs 28:25-26).
For the record, this message is for the believer and unbeliever in Jesus Christ! The believer knows the the truth and unbeliever denies the truth. God bless you and amen.
Written by Jessica L. Matthews