(Proverbs 18:12 KJV) Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
Have you ever had a great looking piece of fruit and taken a big bite only to find that it was bad on the inside? Or how about the time you didn’t look close enough and you missed the little hole near the stem only to have a revolting taste. Sometimes I don’t find the bad part of an apple until I am half way through. The lesson is that what we see if often not what we get.
We can build castles in the sand and put out some pretty impressive designs but don’t forget the tide is coming in. When you build your life castle with arrogance it ends up as “destruction” (7667). We may not even notice it. We may notice it when it is too late. Think of the people who think the infant learning the word “no” is so cute. Eventually they become broken adults.
So? We should be building our lives on the blueprints God has provided. Our priorities or the social expectations we experience tend to be short sighted and counterproductive. Keep it in mind as you plan your vacation or your next job.