The Sin of Pride.

Danial chapter 4

It is interesting that in our modern world we don’t consider pride to be a sin.  People will boast and say I achieved this, look at my car and look where I live. It is all pride.

We severely judge the sins that are visible to our eyes but ignore the sin of pride.  One thing that God hates is pride. The problem with pride is that it takes the place of God in our lives. All Glory belongs to God and not to us. Jesus judged the sin of pride very severely. He found that the religious leaders of his day were very proud.

Jesus showed great compassion and mercy towards the prostitutes and other outcasts than he did to the religious people because they were proud and looked down on others.

Nebuchadnezzar was a successful King and things were going well for him but he was proud. He had a dream which worried him.  The king’s own men the magicians, enchanters and astrologers could not interpret it.

Daniel was brought before the King. His interpretation of the dream was unless Nebuchadnezzar repented his kingdom would be taken from him. Daniel advice to the King was repent of your sins and be kind to the poor. He ignored Daniel’s advice and continued with his lifestyle.

Twelve months later, the King was on his Balcony in Babylon. He looked up to the heavens and thought to himself, look how well I have done.  At that very moment, Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom was taken away from him. He was driven out to live like an animal. He ate grass like an ox. His nails had grown like the claws of a bird.

After seven years, Nebuchadnezzar looked up to the skies and acknowledged God. His kingdom was restored at that moment. The story of Nebuchadnezzar teaches us that pride is a big sin. We should never think our achievements are down to us. All the glory belongs to God.

Daniel had warned Nebuchadnezzar twelve months earlier that he needed to repent and be kind to the poor but Nebuchadnezzar ignored his advice. God gives us so many opportunities to turn to him but we ignore them. Unfortunately sometimes opportunities run out.

Today is the day to turn to God and be saved. Just like the advice that was given to King Nebuchadnezzar and be kind to the poor.


Dear God

I acknowledge everything I have is from you.

I acknowledge you as God.

I return to you.

Teach me to do what is pleasing to you.


By harbajan (servant of Jesus)