Monday, January 5, 2015
“Come let us build for ourselves a city… and let us make for ourselves a name…” (Genesis 11:4). The problem here is not so much that city-life is wrong or that being famous is wrong. The problem is that these acts were done “for ourselves”. This is pride, plain and simple. We can choose to do a lot of things in this life, but when we choose to do them “for ourselves” we’re just begging the Lord to come spoil our plans. “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6).