Obadiah 1:4 (NIV)
Though you soar like the eagle
and make your nest among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,”
declares the Lord.
On the evening of August 31, 1986, the Soviet cruise liner Admiral Nakhimov set sail from Novorossiysk on the Black Sea. The 575-foot passenger liner was the flagship of the Black Sea cruise fleet in the 1950's and was carrying 884 passengers and 346 crewmembers on its voyage to Odessa. Shortly after 11 p.m., the 50,000-ton freighter Pyotr Vasyev spotted on a collision course with the cruiser liner. Marine safety workers in warned the freighter it was on a collision course with the Admiral Nakhimov, but the freighter's captain failed to take evasive measures. At 11:20 p.m., when many passengers had already gone to bed, the freighter struck the cruise liner, sinking it within 8 minutes. Four hundred forty-eight people died in the accident. The investigation revealed the cause of the accident wasn't a technology problem such as radar malfunction-or even thick fog. The cause was human stubbornness. Each captain was aware of the other ship's presence nearby. Both could have steered clear, but according to news reports, neither captain wanted to give way to the other. Each was too proud to yield first. By the time they came to their senses, it was too late.
Pride can be deadly. We need to acknowledge our wrongs and turn from them. Are you letting your pride take you on a deadly course?
Dear Lord, we give thanks to the You, please help us forsake are pride. Help us walk humbly with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.