Arrogant Speech

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Daily Reading: 1 2 Kings 1:1-2:25, Acts 13:42-14:7, Psalm 139:1-24, Proverbs 17:19-21

Daily Verse: “Whoever loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.” Prov. 17:19

Arrogant speech.

People bring destruction upon themselves with arrogant speech. Thinking of sports, when someone brags about their ability, they often set themselves up for a fall. 

My husband and I recently watched “Happy Gilmore.”  The comedic golf movie with Adam Sandler, a hockey player turned golf pro, demonstrates what happens to overconfident people. Shooter McGavin, played by Christopher McDonald, portrays the arrogant and contentious golf pro who underestimates his competition. Eventually, the seasoned golfer resorts to cheating to win, which fails.

Sports teach humility, and so does God. Prideful speech leads to downfall.   Our mouths can get us in more trouble than anything else, the gate to what flows from our hearts. Staying humble and closely watching our mouths will keep us from destruction.

Stay humble, don’t fall into the trap of arrogance. Things change quickly; mountaintops lead to valleys, and so does arrogant speech.

Lord, forgive us for bragging. Please help us stay humble as we pursue You, remembering; You made us all equal. Let us love each other well, guard the words that come from our lips, and live peacefully with all. IJNIP. Amen

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