April 23, 2022 Bible Verse | Devotional Message & Prayer | Saturday Daily Devotional Message
April 23, 2022 Bible Verse & Prayer
Topic: The Impact of Pride
Bible Verse: “We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; his idle boasts are false. Therefore Moab will wail; everyone of Moab will wail.” – Isaiah 16:6-7 NASB
The Bible states it clearly: God hates pride (Proverbs 8:13). His prophets warned of the consequences of pride. Dealing with pride was central to Isaiah’s ministry. He warned that God would act against pride in the lives of individuals and nations. He prophesied that “the pride of humanity will be humbled and the arrogance of people will be brought low” (Isaiah 2:17).
When God looked at Moab, He saw persistent pride. They had a reputation for “excessive pride.” They were known for arrogance. It was a nation filled with boasts, but these boasts were “idle” and “false.” There could be only one consequence: They had to be humbled. God would deal with their pride.
The Bible warns about the dangers of pride. We learn that “pride goes before destruction” (Proverbs 16:18). When our hearts are proud, we become blind to our sins and weaknesses. We trust in ourselves and our own abilities and forget about God.
Pride is like a poison that contaminates our lives. In contrast, humility is an attitude and lifestyle that leads to success. As Jesus Himself said, “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:12).
Today, ask God to purge you of any pride. Humble yourself before Him and ask Him to give you the heart of a servant. Turn from sin and anything that blocks the flow of His blessings. Fill your life with His Word.
Prayer: Father, forgive me for pride. I humble myself before You. Help me to please and serve You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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