A selection of verses warning against trusting our own ideas.
8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD,
than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD,
than to put confidence in princes.
3 Don’t put your trust in princes,
in a son of man in whom there is no help.
4 His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth.
In that very day, his thoughts perish.
12 There is a way which seems right to a man,
but in the end it leads to death.
5 The LORD says:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man,
relies on strength of flesh,
and whose heart departs from the LORD.
6 For he will be like a bush in the desert,
and will not see when good comes,
but will inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
an uninhabited salt land.
16 Be of the same mind one towards another. Don’t set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Don’t be wise in your own conceits.
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise amongst you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
These chapters have links to this theme: