I love the portion in Isaiah 37 were God refers to the great Assyrian king as an underling who dares to blaspheme His name, and then prepares to annihilate them. This is a good thing. We should be zealous about God receiving glory. But we need to be careful that it doesn't lead to self-righteousness which it so easily can. But for the grace of God, we are the blasphemers. We need to rejoice in God's grace and not become proud in our status as His children but rather grateful for all He has done for us, and filled with compassion for those still blinded by sin.
The disciples let their pride get them as they argued over who was the greatest. Thankfully, they were ashamed of their argument and didn't want to tell Jesus about it. Guilt it a tool used by God to drive us to Him to admit our sin and ask for His forgiveness in order to restore our relationship with Him.
This verse stood out to me as well....
Isaiah 38:19b fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.
We need to be diligent and purposeful about teaching our children about God and His faithfulness to us and to them. There are no spiritual grandchildren - everyone has to decide for themselves to become a child of God.
Nathan and I are leaving on holidays tomorrow and will be back on the 14th. We have done all our posts and set them up to post on the correct day, but will be unable to comment on any of your posts until we're back.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Isaiah 39-40, Mark 10:1-31