September 27, 2022


Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you … on the height of his dwelling place, who says in his heart, “Who will bring me down to earth?” Though you make your home high like the eagle … I will bring you down.” – Obadiah 1:3-4 NASB

The people of Edom were confident, arrogant, and closed-minded. Trusting in their resources, they felt secure, like they were dwelling safely beyond the reach of any attacks. They were bold to take advantage of God’s people, even gloating whenever they had troubles, and they did nothing to help.

God wanted them to realize He knew their plans, no matter how secretly they had been made. No matter how secure they felt, everything upon which they depended could be taken away in an instant.

He knew everything about them and recognized the arrogance in their hearts. This pride had blinded them from the truth. They did not know that confidence was misplaced. They could be brought down from any place no matter how secluded or secure it might seem.

Other people and nations have fallen into the same trap. Looking at temporary circumstances, we can lose perspective. Trapped by our own limited understanding, we can become proud and arrogant. We can easily place our confidence in the wrong people and things, depending on ourselves and the things in this world rather than God.

The mistakes of Edom demonstrate why it is so important that we stay humble and trust in God, not in ourselves, our resources, our abilities, or anyone else.

Remember that God is sovereign over everyone and everything. He is your Heavenly Father, and He loves you! You can trust Him!

Reflection Question: Journal about a time when your pride got in the way of following God.

Father, forgive me for pride. I place my life in Your hands. Thank You for directing my steps and guiding me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Obadiah 1