Oldest trick in the book…

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…

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