S = Scripture: Isaiah 2:12-21 [GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)]
12The Lord of Armies will have his day against all who are arrogant and conceited and all who are proud of themselves (they will be humbled), 13against all the towering and mighty cedars of Lebanon and all the oaks of Bashan, 14against all the high mountains and all the lofty hills, 15against every high tower and every fortified wall, 16against all the large ships of Tarshish and all the beautiful boats. 17Then arrogant people will be brought down, and high and mighty people will be humbled. On that day the Lord alone will be honored. 18Then idols will disappear completely. 19People will go into caves in the rocks and into holes in the ground because of the Lord’s terrifying presence and the honor of his majesty when he rises to terrify the earth. 20On that day people will throw to the moles and the bats the silver and gold idols that they made for themselves to worship. 21They will go into caves in the rocks and into cracks in the cliffs because of the Lord’s terrifying presence and the honor of his majesty when he rises to terrify the earth.
E = Explanation:
God is going to go to war with all who are so prideful that they think themselves more important than God and their desires more important than God’s. God’s armies will war against prideful individuals, groups, governments, and nations no matter how big or powerful. Even the most mighty and powerful will be reduced to desperately looking to hide from the whole affair in an attempt to avoid any part of the conflict as a whole. Those will be so desperate that they will abandon and want no parts of even the false gods and riches they worshipped before all of this started. At that time the presence and power of God will be so evident that all doubt and disbelief will immediately be demonstrated as just plain stupidity and it will be clear to all that you want to be on God’s side.
A = Application:
I am going to look for prideful areas in my life and seek to have God help me remove them from me.