Pride: The Case of Nebuchadnezzar by @timkellernyc

Last week; while working through a challenge, someone kindly said to me they thought I may have an issue in the area of pride.  There was a pause, a deep breath and my affirmation.

Later that day, during a run, I listen to a Tim Keller sermon “Pride: The Case of Nebuchadnezzar.” It was perfect timing for me to hear this sermon. God, Please help me in the area of pride, help me continually developed humility.


Pride: The Case of Nebuchadnezzar

(Sermon by Timothy Keller, February 1995 from

Nebuchadnezzar’s pride began in contentment and prosperity,but he had no peace of mind. It caused him to take credit for everything he’d achieved. God dehumanized him in a reflection of what pride had done to his heart. Only when he recognized his debt to God – and that he was the object of God’s mercy – could he be humbled and healed of his pride.

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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