March 1, 2022

Psalms 18 Verses 25-27 – God Blesses The Obedient; But Humbles The Proud

A compare and contrast in our Psalms today against who receives God’s blessings and who does not;

Psa 18:25  To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.

Psa 18:26  To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.

Psa 18:27  You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.

Those who are humble and have a low opinion of themselves and high view of God are rescued, but God humiliates the proud.  A big reality check here that God does not like the proud — what is pride – pride is love of one’s self; conversely being humble is to hold a low view of our self importance, or not having a big ego.  

Through a biblical framework – to be humble is to realize that God is greater than we are, but also pointing out that God turns his back on this who disobey Him and woefully worship themselves.  

Foolishly thinking  “look how great I am” – that’s the kind of thinking and behavior to avoid, biblically that is what God hates.  Instead of worshipping our own egos, we should realize that we carry the burden of sin, are imperfect creatures who are in need of a Savior, and the only One who is without Sin is the One who became Sin so that we could be made right in the eyes of God.  

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