Pride Dulls the Senses

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Exodus 7:14-9:35

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Exodus 7:22, “Pharaoh’s heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron.”When we find ourselves in the middle of an argument, it’s easy to try and justify our position, even if it doesn’t hold much water. And as tensions continue, we are often fueled by our stubbornness and pride. We’re motivated to stand our ground and not give in, no matter what.Moses and Aaron approached Pharaoh seven times to let the people of Israel go. Even after God showed His power through multiple horrific plagues, Pharaoh still refused to give in.You may not have faced swarms of locusts or a river of blood, but can you relate? God may be speaking to you, and you don’t even know it. He may be teaching you the same lesson, repeatedly, because it’s not sinking in. If you search your heart, the problem may not be miscommunication — it may very well be pride. When pride rears its ugly head, it has a way of dulling your senses to the truth. If you rant and rave for your will and your way, you’ll never get the traction you need for His will and His way!Once you realize the truth, your eyes will be open to seeing God’s wisdom. It’s time to relinquish the throne and let God reign. Lean into His guidance, and He’ll show you miracles you never thought possible.

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Lord, Open my eyes that I may see the truth in all things. Help me to surrender the reins of my heart to You. Thank You for Your wisdom and guidance. Amen.