Sunday, July 21, 2013

Destined to Fail


Proverbs 16:18  
18  Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.


On April 10, 1912 one of White Stars’ crown jewels started its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York.  Four days into its journey at 11:40pm on April 14, the Titanic struck an iceberg that plunged it 12,600 feet to the bottom of the ocean in less than three hours.  More than 1,500 people became fatal victims to an icy watery grave in the early morning hours that day.  The White Stars’ promotional flyer for the Olympic and Titanic boasted: “As far as it is possible to do, these two wonderful vessels are designed to be unsinkable.  Thus giving way to the saying, “Not even God Himself could sink her.

The tragedy of the Titanic still lingers on today.  Movies, documentaries, museums, and even web sites remind us of the horrible nightmare that took place a little over a century ago.  Often we’ll boast of the progress and achievements we’ve made in our lives, unaware of the impending danger of the iceberg of “Pride” waiting to sink us.

Although Captain Edward Smith received six warnings about the danger that lie ahead, his confidence in an “unsinkable ship” cost him more than his life; it cost the lives of others.  Don’t let “Pride” cause you to fail, because it not only may cost you everything, but it may cost others as well.

By Louis W Edwards II

Recommended Reading:

Isaiah 14:12-16


A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.

C. S. Lewis