Proud and Arrogant People

On that day you will not be put to shame because of everything you have done in rebelling against Me. For then I will remove your proud, arrogant people from among you, and you will never again be haughty on My holy mountain. I will leave a meek and humble people among you, and they will take refuge in the name of Yahweh. Zephaniah 3:11-12 HCSB

I have played golf since I was eight years old and was fortunate to play on the golf team for my high school and my college. Even though I cannot play as well as I once did, I still enjoy a round of golf. Volunteering at golf tournaments and getting to watch the professional golfers has become one of my favorite activities. Currently there is a popular professional golfer who exhibits a proud and arrogant attitude. Because of that attitude I do not care for him and find myself cheering for his opponents.

A person with a proud and arrogant attitude tends to think more highly of himself than he should and tends to look down on others as not being as important as himself. It is hard to like someone with a proud and arrogant attitude. God despises the proud and gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6) These verses in Zephaniah assure us that God will someday remove all of the proud and arrogant people and will replace them with meek and humble people.

Challenge: Imagine how wonderful our world would be if everyone had a meek and humble attitude. Pray that God would keep you from becoming prideful and arrogant and that He would help you to be filled with humility. Pray to exhibit meekness with everyone you encounter.

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