Thursday, October 6, 2011

WANTING THE HONOR

The company I worked for was bought by a new owner and we moved into different facilities. I do not know why, but I was anxious to see the new business cards.
No, I was not going to have any. My position did not require business cards, but most of my coworkers did.

The day the new cards came I grabbed one of my manager's cards. At first glance of the new card something went all over me. Like a chill, a premonition or a scare.

It was obvious. The pride of the new owner overshadowed everything else. Clearly the business would fail. Why?

The Scriptures say, "Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall." - Proverbs 16:18 (GNB)
The business started with a bang. Perhaps it would be better to say a big splash. And as you already guessed, a few years latter ended with an unpretentious end.

God hates pride and arrogance. See Proverbs 8:13 and other Scriptures.
The Scriptures teach us, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up." - James 4:6,10 (GNB)

If we want to be lifted up, exalted, honored, praised, we have to humble ourselves before God. He will lift us up in his own time and way.

The loftiest position a human can attain on earth, is flat on their face in humble submission to God our creator.

2 comments:

Sonja said...

Luther:

I'm so glad to see you back! Isn't it interesting how our hearts get that check mark when something is not right? I pray that all is well, despite the job situation. This is a strange time for so many people. God is in control!!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a wonderful surprise to find you here in cyberville! I loved this post as it so coincides with what the Lord is working on/working out in my own life. Being a Christ follower is all about being last, being least. I've gotten that wrong at times but it is, as you rightly point out, a sure route to failure.

Great thoughts, my friend. Blessings to you & yours,

Kahtleen