Verse: “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
Story: Hezekiah was one of the kings of Judah who did right in the eyes of the Lord and was very successful; once Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. He prayed to the Lord, who answered him and gave him a miraculous sign. But Hezekiah’s heart was proud and he did not respond to the kindness shown him; therefore the Lord’s wrath was on him and on Judah and Jerusalem. Then Hezekiah repented of the pride of his heart, as did the people of Jerusalem; therefore the Lord’s wrath did not come on them during the days of Hezekiah.
Lesson: Moment we feel; we were able to achieve anything without God, pride has already stepped in. We are living in a world of rat race, where we are forced to hear “I can”, another extreme is “I can’t” both are not good. It should be always “We [me + God] can” or “I can through Christ Jesus”. “I can” attitude leads to condemning people, feeling I am better, trying to show others our achievements so others could think high esteem about us. All this leads to destruction, as word says very clearly “God opposes the proud”. It is fearful to think we not knowing that we are fighting against God.
Prayer: Father Lord, all what I have is from you. I can face my tomorrow because you are at my side. I will not fear my future as my trust is in the Lord. Amen.