Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/11/13

“Greater than Yourself” by Rick Sanders

The Triumphal Arch in Tyre, Lebanon

The Triumphal Arch in Tyre, Lebanon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Ezekiel 28 there is a great lesson for all the “wise” of this world.

Tyre thought its wisdom was greater than Daniel (Verse 3) or God (Verse 6). And, Tyre was a great center of commerce “amassing” great wealth.

The point is that many people today think their wisdom and wealth can be held up with great pride.

But as Tyre held up its pride, God chose to limit Tyre’s influence by letting the Babylonians destroy the island city. In verse 7, “I will now bring against you a foreign army, the terror of nations. They will draw their swords against your marvelous wisdom and defile your splendor!”

The pride found in wisdom and wealth will be short-lived.

“Will you then boast, ‘I am a god!” to those who kill you? To them you will be no god but merely a man.” (Verse 9)

In your pride, be aware of forces greater than yourself.

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