Isaiah 2:11-12 Pride Will Be Humbled

Isaiah 2:11-12 The proud look of man will be abased and the loftiness of man will be humbled, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day. For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning against everyone who is proud and lofty and against everyone who is lifted up, that he may be abased.

In general, the remainder of Isaiah Chapter 2 is about those who are going to get knocked off their pedestal. Functional examples in the world (natural or man made) known for their greatness are used as points of comparison. They too will be destroyed. There will be a day or reckoning with the Lord.

V. 11 Notice the description of humanity in this verse. Man is described as haughty, arrogant, proud, and high. This is how God describes humanity. The result is man will be humbled, brought low, abased, and humiliated. Proud man will “bow down”.  But the Lord will be the One bringing about the change. His position is to be inaccessibly high, to be safely set on high, and to be exalted of God.  Definitions in this verse were provided by Strong’s Concordance.

v. 12 The point is restated. The proud will be humbled by the Lord.

God makes direct statements Himself regarding “the proud” in Job and Malachi. These are two of many examples in Scripture. He does not tolerate pride or “ego” as we call it in today’s vernacular.

Job 40:12 “Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him, and tread down the wicked where they stand.”

Malachi 4:1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”

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