This scripture and the verses following are talking about the Edomites and their pride of self-sufficiency apart from God. They put all of their trust in their possessions and other people even though both can disappear faster than you can take in a new breath. *sidenote* God is unchanging, only he can provide true security...
Anyways, the scripture made me think about my post from yesterday regarding grace and our need to begin the process of change. The point? We take grace and mercy for granted. The more sin we fall into and seemingly get away with (shown thru blessings of: waking up in the morning, not getting caught in the act, getting a steady pay check, being able to fund trips and shopping excursions etc) the more we begin to become prideful in our thinking. A few examples of thoughts that COULD arise as we "get away" with sin:
A feeling that grace extends so far that we will never reap what we sow.
God is a push over and no matter how bad I am he will always bless me the way I want him to bless me.
Cause you to think you run this.
I don't know a lot of things, but I do know that all prideful spirits must be humbled at some point. Galatians 6:7-8 (NKJV) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
Let's at least attempt to humble ourselves to his word and directives before he has to do it himself.