Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pride's Toll

We have heard of the pride of Moab- he is very proud- of his loftiness, his pride, and his arrogance, and the haughtiness of his heart. I know his insolence, declares the LORD; his boasts are false, his deeds are false.
Jeremiah 48:29-20

Pride stands high
when humility should bring low
It is lofty
when it should bow

Pride is arrogant --
boasts of gains
overlooking sovereign gifts
or praising God's name

Pride takes the credit
shuns any blame
it finds applause
and seeks its own fame

Pride's heart is haughty
and eyes in the mirror
admiring achieving self
no God to fear

God knows the insolence
within heart's store
and will demolish Pride
until it is no more

With Pride come boasts,
sins, lies, and disdain
for the things of God
Who is pride's bane

What God knows as sin
He will bring down again
God judges pride
with punishing pain

And in the fall
pride is seen as sin
so the heart can humbly
return to God again

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