You which rejoice in a thing of nothing, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
Why is it we are so slow to realise this? Partly, I think, because we are wont from so much of our life to shut God out. "It is ever the nature of Galloway," says Mr. Crockett in one of his stories, "to share the credit of any victory with providence, but to charge it wholly with any disaster." "Wasna that cleverly done?" we say when we succeed. "We maun juist submit," we say when we fail. And Galloway nature is very much like human nature all the world over. We make God responsible for our evil things; the credit of our good things we put down to ourselves.
Parallel VersesKJV: Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?