The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Monday, July 1, 2013

Don't be too smug...


Some things never change. Like this reality: the arrogance of humanity. The residents of Jerusalem believed that their special place in the universe as God’s city protected them from any divine judgment. The ancient prophet, Isaiah, was a wise social critic of his day. As he looked around he noticed this arrogance on the part of his neighbors:

“You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay!
Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘You did not make me’?
Can the pot say to the potter,  ‘You know nothing’?” (Isaiah 29:16)

Who do we think we are anyways? There are many American Christians who hold the same view of the United States of America today: we are God’s city on the hill; we will never face divine judgment. Remember, “Pride goes before the fall.”  - Ron Friesen

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