2 Now it will come about that
In the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord
Will be established as the chief of the mountains,
And will be raised above the hills;
And all the nations will stream to it…..
4 And He will judge between the nations,
And will render decisions for many peoples…..
11 The proud look of man will be abased
And the loftiness of man will be humbled,
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day……
12 For the Lord of hosts will have a day of reckoning
Against everyone who is proud and lofty
And against everyone who is lifted up,
That he may be abased……
17 The pride of man will be humbled
And the loftiness of men will be abased;
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day…..
22 Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils;
For why should he be esteemed?
In the middle of our day to day grind of dealing with people with insolent pride, it is occasionally helpful to step back and see the end of the story. In the end, God will put every proud and haughty person into their proper place, and will show that He alone deserves to be exalted.
Having a proper view now of that future state of affairs can give us the perspective needed to see the proud and haughty narcissist as they really are – and through that to give us a measure of freedom from the control they seek over us.
Please see Pride’s Hindrance To Salvation for some additional perspective.