don't be proud like Tyrus

Ezekiel 28


Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart [is] lifted up, and thou hast said, I [am] a God, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou [art] a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

The judgment of Tyrus, which has been in these last three chapters in Ezekiel starting with Ezekiel 26, seems to be drawing to a close. This chapter started by talking about the prince of Tyrus, a human prince ("...thou [art] a man...") that became so great he said he was God. Big mistake.

The chapter continued about a spiritual creature the Lord had created that used to be a covering Cherub in the mountain of God. Somehow he must have been associated with ruling over Tyrus as well, because he was called the king of Tyrus. Because of his beauty and brightness, his heart was lifted up and he sinned. The Lord was going to cast him to the ground.

We shouldn't be proud of our wisdom, good looks, popularity, or high position. We should learn from what happened to the prince and king of Tyrus because of pride.

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