Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 19, 2012

Exaltation

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus,Lent — by ginrich @ 1:11 am
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Luke 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

We’re probably all familiar with the adage “pride goeth before a fall. Pride produces over confidence. Over confidence can quite often lead to careless mistakes. We really have nothing to be prideful about. There is nothing good we can do without the gifts, grace and mercy of our God. We can’t even take our next breath unless He wills it. I know very well I can’t write these devotions on my own. It is only through prayer, meditation and listening to the still and calm voice of God through His Holy Spirit that any words concerning scripture or God can come through me. We like to take credit because we want to feel good about ourselves. The only goodness in us is through the gift and mercy of God. When we think we have done a good job at something let us learn to thank God for doing it through us. It is He Who gives us talent, wisdom and physical ability. It is God Who alone is worthy of exhalation. During the rest of this Lenten season let us be sure to exalt Him. When someone praises us let us be sure to pass that praise on to God.

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