The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? (Obadiah 1:3, KJV)
One of the minor prophets of the bible, Obadiah is warning the king of Edom of his pride. This king was exalting himself higher than he ought to be according to the measure and standard that God has set. The Word of God speaks of the powers that be and are coming are of God. God through His wisdom sets kings, prime ministers, presidents, and governments in office for his plan and purpose. God ordained and set up governments for order and standards. With the freedom that God has given America, we need order and standards to maintain our freedom. That which is most important is what is in our hearts. Sometimes pride gets the best of us, but we are still able to live by the standards of God through His Son Jesus Christ that will benefit us in this life and in eternal life. Before pride, comes destruction. We must submit and humble ourselves to God through Jesus Christ. Salvation is promised by God to Israel and to the rest of the world through His Son Jesus Christ. Therefore, let us hold in our hearts the gift of righteousness that God has freely given to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, His Son. Amen.