Posts Tagged ‘Lack of trust in God’s sovereignty’
Leaders can take on a dangerous kind of pride when they accept credit for what God is doing. Read Ezekiel 31:1-18.
Ezekiel tells us that on June 21, 587 BC God asked him to write His words about the upcoming fall from power of Egypt. Ezekiel used an allegory comparing Egypt to a cedar tree that had grown more massive (powerful) than all other trees (nations) because it was nourished by the rich soil along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. They were being judged and would fall from power because the Pharaoh took credit for their lofty position and in his pride usurped God’s glory. Egypt was handed over to Babylon who is described in verse 12 as “…the most ruthless of foreign nations.”
Tags: Core beliefs, Egypts fall from power, Exercise control, Ezekiel, Lack of trust in God's sovereignty, Pride, Pride that ignores God's sovereignty, Stealing God's Glory, Taking credit when it is not due, Usurping God's glory