Why you should never trust in yourself but always trust in God

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Confidence is a good thing, so long as we get our confidence from the right source that is God Himself. The Bible has shown that time and again, man has tried to reach great lengths on its own, and fall into the sin of pride. The tower of Babel (see Genesis 11); the census of Israel conducted during David’s time (see 2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21); and the “voice of a god” speech delivery by king Herod (see Acts 12:20-23) are merely examples of such self-confidence and consequent defiance of God.

As a Christian, we must remember that being confident so that we can do great things is good, but we need to put our confidence in the Lord, who has designed us and continually enables us to do good works. There is no other way. Paul said in Philippians 3:3 that those who worship God “rely on

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