TUESDAY 11 October, 2016
Are you Humble or Haughty?
You will save the humble people; but Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down. - 2 Samuel 22:28
David knew the character of God––how the Lord hates the sin of pride but He helps the humble. The danger of pride enters a person’s heart when God begins to use their life in a mighty way. They come to a place where they think they are great. Then they stop relying on the Lord to do His work and begin to neglect God’s Word and prayer. When you get into a place of pride, believe me, God will take you down. As God cast down Satan, like lightening (Luke 10:18), He will humble you––big time.
When people begin to gather around a leader, they develop pride and forget that it was God who brought the people. The Lord is the One who adds people to the church: …And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved (Acts 2:47). That leader needs to understand this sobering thought––God can also take away the people.
We know David was getting ready to end his race––to go be with the Lord. God, through this amazing song, allows us to see the genuine heart of His servant David. It is so obvious he had the heart of God––he was aligned with His plans and purposes. Knowing the heart of God is so important. Because when God does a work in our lives, as he did with David, we should be able to share with others what great things He has done for us as we exalt His name. Before you end your race, ask yourself, “Do I have the heart of God?” It comes through walking humbly with God:
He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lordrequire of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?(Micah 6:8).
What is the condition of your heart––humble or haughty?
“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
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