You have indeed defeated Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Glory in that, and stay home; for why should you meddle with trouble so that you fall. (2 Kings 14:10)
The king of Judah did not heed the words of the king of Israel and he fell. We are no different. When we get a few victories under our belts we think that we can conquer the world. The Bible is clear; “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”(1) We are to be careful with those things that we challenge. We must make sure that the challenge is from the Lord and not our ego. There will always be risks to take. But we are to take them wisely. When we attempt even a good exploit with the wrong attitude or reason, we will reap the fruit of our attitudes and reasons. The apostle Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”(2) He did not say that he could do all things through his own strength. Why should we meddle with troubles that are not our concern?