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The arrogant man…


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Have you ever you found yourself in a situation with someone who you are pretty sure is arrogant and closed minded? You think all these things, your mind races and your heart beats out of your chest when you talk with them / are in confronting conversation with them.

AND THEN

You read the bible and it says this;
Isaiah 2:11 &  17
11 // The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
17 // The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day and the idols will totally disappear.

First , (when you are in a “situation”) one is prone to pulling a scripture out of context and applying it to their life in that moment. Maybe that’s ok.

But primarily you want to apply that out of context scripture to the one you are dealing with. “they are arrogant” // “the Lord is going to bring them low someday…” you want to use the scripture to give you some solace.

I want to have some perspective! I want to be open!

When I read scripture like this and apply it to my situation I want to have the perspective and openness to sit back and ask the hard question, “am I being the arrogant one?” “Am I being the one with the hard heart and close mind?”

That is really hard and I’m not even sure how to do that. OR if that is even possible.

I pray often a verse from the Psalms, “May the righteous correct me and the faithful rebuke me.”

It’s hard to be open to that, it’s hard to be open to being in the wrong, the arrogant one. Maybe the first step to not be in that place is being open to acknowledging that you might be. Tell me that doesn’t sound like an AA mantra. A place some people think I need to be anyway!

So yea, those are my thoughts for the day.
Thinking and praying…

Shalom
(that’s what I am needing)

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