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Proverbs 19.3 and Isaiah 2.10-11 – Pride and fretting against the will of God
Posted: 16 February 2012 in Isaiah, Proverbs

The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Although the new atheists give many reasons for not believing in God, it is difficult to avoid the impression that one of the underlying psychological motives is a reluctance to have God reign over them. But that does not, of course, alter the fact that he does reign over them. Although foolishness in rebelling against their Creator seems to be one of the central characteristics of human beings, God will have victory over his enemies, and he alone will be exalted in that day.

But I suppose the new atheists are not altogether alone there. We all find aspects of God’s revealed will to fret against. The difference, however, ought to be that Christians realise that they have a duty to love God, and to seek his will always. Insofar as we fail in that, it ought both to humble us, and to make us aware of our total dependence upon God’s grace.

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