I’m still watching American Idol. Blame it on the fact that I’m outnumbered by girls in my home…or the fact that one of the dreamy Jonas Brothers was a guest host last night…whatever. :-)
Of all the things that have become “formulaic” over the years during Idol try-out shows(the really misguided souls who seem totally unaware they can’t sing, the huge crowds, the crying, the dumb costumes, the obligatory “I’m going to Hollywood” dancing group-hug) one thing has become obvious even to my six year old daughter. People who talk about”how great they are”- aren’t! People who are prideful- are humbled by the Judges. Or as the writer of Proverbs 16:8 said thousands of years before even the first season of Idol (which I’m pretty sure has been on TV for over a thousand years)
18 Pride goes before destruction,
and haughtiness before a fall.
Whether cameras are rolling or not, a lack of humility leads to humiliation. It’s the oldest trick in the book…