Jeremiah 48:29 “We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.”
Jeremiah 48:42 “And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.”
While our Independence Day should be a wonderful reminder of the power of humble reliance upon the Lord, we should not neglect the lessons that are on the flip side of the same coin. Indeed, we should be mindful of the powerful trap of pride at the national level and how quickly it can cause an empire to crumble. When a nation (or that nation’s leader) is characterized by loftiness, arrogancy, pride, and haughtiness of heart, there exists extreme risk that it will transform from mighty to a measly historical footnote as its citizens are “destroyed from being a people.”
History is replete with such a tragic path, from humble beginnings to heavenly blessings to haughty bluster. It is filled with those whose self-sufficiency caused them to magnify themselves against the Lord as they become exceedingly proud. As a nation on the same path, may we be urgently mindful that it will not end well for us if we continue along it.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NATION TO IMMEDIATELY RETURN TO HUMILITY AND AWAY FROM HAUGHTINESS.