Haughty Herod Is Humbled

In Acts 12:18-24 the folks of Tyre & Sidon had a problem with Herod Agrippa and got into a scuffle with his assistant, a man named Blastus. They had come to a peace agreement and the process had turned into quite a procession. Herod arrayed in his royal apparel began to speak and the Bible tells us what the people thought of him, they began to say 'the voice of a god and not a man.' 

That's what the people thought of him, but God thought otherwise and in Acts 12:23 an angel dispatched from the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.' Verse 24 continues 'But the word of God grew and multiplied.' 

The Lord does not share His glory with another. And the Lord knows how to humble the "Big Heads!" Prov.16:18 is a great reminder, 'Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.' Don't let pride bring the chastening hand of God upon you, instead 'Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and He will lift you up in His time.' James 4:6,10; Prov.18:12.