Monday, February 16, 2015

A Warning to be Heeded in the Brian Williams Debacle

What is the lesson to be learned from the Brian Williams embarrassing debacle?  It is the lust of pride can never be satifisfied, no matter how much the ego is stroked, it always hungers for more.  Proverbs 16:18 tells us this, "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling."  And just in case you think this couldn't happen to you (just on a smaller scale) remember the words of Paul to the arrogant Corinthians in I Corinthians 10:12-13a, "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.  No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man.

We are all pride infested creatures, and pride is pernicious and its tentacles show up in every area of our life and thoughts.  Beware that you are not seduced, deceived, and taken captive by your pride; for it will eventually make of fool of you, just like it has of Brian Williams.


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