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Be Lowly, Not Proud

Focus: Isaiah 2:12 - KJV

12. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

Malachi 4:1-3

It is interesting to observe that when the Bible speaks about humility, it is more about being humble towards God, our Creator. It is pride that makes a common clay to say to the porter “what can you do to me?” There is no better way to explain the real import of sin than that. Every time a man stands against the instruction of God, it is that he thinks too highly of himself and cares not about the person of God. It is akin also to saying “who are you to instruct me?” It is true that there is hardly a man who is not guilty of this. Thank God for the grace we have received in Christ Jesus, as well as the longsuffering of our God which is responsible for the potter not destroying the clay or making it worthless. A day however, is coming that is called the day of the Lord. On that day, the Potter will mar every clay that has stood up against His authority, to bring them low. In the meantime, on that day, those who are humble and submissive shall be exalted.

To appreciate this, let us look at the story of Achan. The position of God is to take the first fruit of all that opens the matrix, hence He commanded that all in Jericho be devoted to Him. Achan was too big to obey that instruction and he kept some of the things found in Jericho for himself. In the end, he was exposed when the day of reckoning came and he was destroyed. Caleb and Joshua honored God and humbled themselves before Him proclaiming that no giant can withstand the living God. That is humility, and God promoted them with longevity and also inheritance in the promised land. There is always an option to be humble towards God in all we do. At the end, God will come on that great day which will be a day quite regrettable unto the proud.

Dear friend, the choice is laid before us today and the Lord is waiting to see what we will choose. Like Moses and Joshua said, we are to choose this day whom we will serve, for we are servants to the one whom we obey: whether the Lord unto a lifting and promotion; or the enemy unto destruction. May we not be destroyed in Jesus’ name. For us not to be, we need to humble ourselves and choose to serve God. Anything otherwise is a sign of pride which precedes destruction. Let us therefore, please choose life that we may live and be promoted.

SOLUTION: We are never in the same class with God to warrant our being rude or unruly towards Him. He is never our contemporary to warrant our disobeying Him. If He decides to give a man a simple tap on the head with His forefinger, the same will die instantly. Ask Nabal. Avoid offending God. He is not our mate. Be humble.

Please pray: Dear Father, I know ordinarily that by your purchase price on me I should be a slave but you have made me your son. Thank you. Please do not let me ever forget that it is your grace that made me so; please help me by your Spirit to be ever humble unto you in Jesus’ name. Let me never fall into destruction now or in the end, in Jesus’ name.

If you are blessed by this post, kindly share with your contacts, as well as others, that they may be blessed also. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly as you do so, in Jesus’ name.

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