Sunday, March 14, 2021
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (James 4:10)
I believe that all believers have at least one verse in the Bible that speaks volume to them and many of us have several. I’m one of those that have many and this is one of them. The Bible warns us that exalting ourselves will result in a disgraceful fall, but humbling ourselves leads to exaltation in this and the next world.
Even as we read of the words of Jesus in Scripture, we find that the Son of God was always clear to give the praise to the Father of heaven and earth and a prime example is found in John 8:28: “When you lift up the Son of man, then you know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.”
As we get deeper and deeper into the things of God, it is very important that there are times when we pause and give ourselves a self-spiritual- examination and ask ourselves, “am I seeking glory for what I am doing from this world or am I seeking and doing it for the glory of my Lord?”
Jesus said a little later in John 8, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me …” If you truly ponder this statement, you can only come to one conclusion; accept the honor from this world, that is not everlasting, or accept the honor from the King of Glory and it is everlasting? There cannot be too much argument as to which is better.
You are Loved, Pastor Don