Obadiah 1:3-4. NIV.

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,” declares the Lord.

The people of Edom were once arrogant and confident and have close mindedness. They trusted in their wealth and abundant resources, they felt secured in their place of dwelling believing that they cannot be attacked by enemies. They found themselves gloating and taken advantage of God\’s people and refused to help them in their difficult times.

One day God brought their attention through prophet Obadiah to let the people of Edom know that their arrogance and the pride of their heart, thinking they were above everyother nation because many nations had fallen into their traps, they actually became blindfolded from the reality of knowing that God can equally bring them down from their lofty height and disgrace them.

This may be the same case with some people who are looking at temporary circumstances. It knock them off balance, they lose perspective and get trapped by their own limited thinking. We can become proud and arrogant thinking we have arrived by little achievement, placing our confidence wrongly, we must be careful on how to place our priority. So let the man who feels sure of his standing today be careful that he does not fall tomorrow.

\”Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation]. (1Corinthians 10:12) AMP.

\”But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.” Jeremiah 17:10

We must put our trust in God and be conscious of how we treat others no matter how highly place. When ever you are climbing up the ladder of life treat well those who are holding the ladder on your way up so that they will not take off the ladder incase you\’re coming down.

Thanks for Reading, Remain Blessed.

✍️Mrs Blessing I N Onugha ❤️

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