A Warning against Pride
In our reading (Ezekiel 28:1-31:18), the prophet sounds a warning against nations that have ignored the God of creation and in pride have set themselves up as gods. Their doom is sure.
Pride seems to be present if not central in every kind of sin. Pride fuels our fear, our anger, and our deceptions. We desire to rule our world, to answer to no one.
Today, let Ezekiel’s warnings motivate your humble submission to God. Fear Him alone knowing that His mercy and grace lift up the lowly, those who repent and believe in the gospel of His Son Jesus Christ.
[For more reflections on today’s reading, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].