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.
(Sermon by Timothy Keller, February 1995 from GospelInLife.com)
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.