Pride Goes Before Destruction

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


The project to build the world's tallest structure drew the team to beat all dream teams: the world's leading architects, builders, engineers, thinkers. And they erected a dazzling, towering tribute to the mind of man.

That was the problem. A monument built to personal glory is a sure foundation for ultimate failure. That fiasco of ego is known as The Tower of Babel. It collapsed into confusion.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge—with my Bible open to Proverbs. One verse warns that pride goes before destruction. Another says: commit your works to the Lord, rather than yourself, and your plans will be established. Grasp those two truths firmly before you start building—in the high calling of our daily work.

Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.
(Prov. 16:3)

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