3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
1 Samuel 25:2-11
Every man is dust. The moment we put this to heart and reckon that we are nothing but dust, we may then put our hearts unto wisdom not to think too highly of ourselves than we ought. For us to live a good life, it is important to eschew strife and vainglory which are only evidence of pride. When we do not look on ourselves as being greater and better than any other person, then are we able to receive them in love and respect like the Lord would want us to. The Shunamite, though wealthy and well connected, counted herself of no reputation when she paid obeisance to the Prophet Elisha and she had her recompense from the Lord. On the contrary, Nabal saw himself too high and of better reputation than David and his men and therefore treated them shabbily not knowing he was maltreating the future king of his land. At that time, David already knew he was to be king yet he called Nabal father. What humility? Many today keep riding on high horses and maltreat others. Some of those they maltreat today will end up on thrones above them. Are you of the mind of “showing” anyone how big, rich or powerful you are? Desist forthwith for the Lord your God is asking you to eschew strife and vainglory but rather be caring. When you do so, you may be entertaining your helpers of destiny unawares. Has anyone maltreated you in the past? Treat them with love and not vengeance. The treatment you got was God’s way of toughening you for the day of your glory so that He may be glorified in you. Whatever your circumstance look not on your own things or ego, rather ensure you do not cause another to be bruised by your action. God is watching.
Father, I am willing to show love and humility unto all that come my way: help me to accomplish this through and through no matter what, in Jesus name.