Turns out God’s not a big fan of pride. Both Tyre and Egypt are being disciplined for their I-don’t-need-you attitude toward God. Both nations were prosperous but neither gave any credit to God for their prosperity. They oppressed God’s people, they did evil in the sight of the Lord, yes, but He really didn’t like the fact that they thumbed their noses at Him. Images of The Tower of Babel come to mind.

Images of me, in my own life, taking care of situations without seeking Him first, puffing myself up without acknowledging His role in my success flash before my eyes as well.

Pride. It’s yucky.