Isaiah 10:13. “For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasuries, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:”
The King of Assyria continues to boast of his strength and wisdom in destroying the people of Israel and Judah. He considers himself to be a valiant man, and in his own eyes and the eyes of his own people, he was seen as exactly that.
I have considered posting all the verses that boast of this man’s own success all in one day, but I think it’s important that we ponder over what he has to say about himself, never once mentioning that he is nothing more than a tool in the hands of Jehovah.
We need to consider our own pride and confidence in ourselves. We really do.