Listening To The Word

A Daily Devotional

By Randy Friesen

Pride and Idolatry

Today's Life Journal Bible readingDaniel 3,4; Psalm 81; Revelation 17

“…O peoples, nations and men of every language: As soon as you hear the sound of the horn…you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.” Daniel 3:4, 5
“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.” Daniel 4:37
“…MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:5

The spirit of Babylon still calls out for worship from the kings of the earth and from the peoples from every nation and language. The seduction of Babylon is self-indulgence, materialism, and immorality – the lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, and the pride of life. Just as God confronted this spirit in Nebuchadnezzar’s life and humbled him, so also God Almighty desires to release all his servants from the hold of a seductive spirit and prideful bondage. Those of us who live in the West must be aware of which gods we are worshipping. Pride is the doorway to many bondages and idolatries. God is still humbling his servants that we might live for and worship him alone.

Lord Jesus, you alone are worthy of all worship, honor, glory, and praise. I repent for pride and humble myself before you.