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Worldly Ambition

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Genesis 11:7

"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Psalm 131:1-2

O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.

Job 20:5-9

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?

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Job 24:24

"They are exalted a little while, then they are gone; Moreover, they are brought low and like everything gathered up; Even like the heads of grain they are cut off.

Psalm 49:11-20

Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.

James 4:1-2

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?

Proverbs 17:19

He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

Isaiah 14:12-15

"How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!

Ezekiel 31:10-11

'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness,

Habakkuk 2:5

"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.

Habakkuk 2:8-9

"Because you have looted many nations, All the remainder of the peoples will loot you-- Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants.

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