The Sin of Pride
God gives Jeremiah His words regarding the nations around Judah who worship idols, and the message has bad omens. You will be defeated! God tells Jeremiah this about Moab: “you trust in the things you do and in your riches.” and “Your god Chemosh will go into exile along with his priests and his officials,. Your god Chemosh will go into exile along with his priests and his officials. “[Jer 48:7]
God singles out Moab because of their child sacrifice practices to the idol Chemosh. Today we have the same sin in our nation with the sin of abortion. It grieves the heart of God, and my own heart is grieved.
Solomon wrote that we must fear God, not man, yet men refuse to do that. The most significant and alarming sin is that of pride. “Fearing the Lord is the beginning of discernment, but fools have despised wisdom and moral instruction.” [Prov 1:7]
May we not be found as a fool but as wise.