I wrote in my latest book, Trying to be God, a chapter on Adam & Eve and how their pride led them to want to know what God knows…eating of the “Tree of Knowledge”. Many today wish to let on that they too know what God is thinking, how He acts, and what His final plans are. RUBBISH! God is omniscient and omnipotent; all knowing, perfect and all-powerful. Would you want a God that can be defined, described and understood? NO! Those are all limitations and confining; obviously unfit for the Creator of the Universe.
We can read in Isaiah 66:2 “…These are the ones I [God] look on with favor; those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” Ask then, how do we come before the Lord Jesus? …as an arrogant and learned Pharisee? …or as a poor lowly fisherman?
It was pride that drove Lucifer to say “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God.” (NIV); pride was the reason for the fall of Lucifer, the morning star (Isaiah 14:12-14). It is “Pride” that is the killer. Why not turn toward Jesus and admit you are a sinner in need of a Savior? You have a debt you cannot possibly pay; however, there is forgiveness and mercy available in the love of Jesus the Christ.