Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Winning Wisdom: God is Not Proud or Boastful

Author: Ese Ehimare Dave
Topic: God is Not Proud Or Boastful [Wednesday, 14th June 2017]

...for God is love. 1 John 4:8

Love is not and will never be proud. God is not proud. One of the reasons why people become proud is because they think of themselves more highly than they ought to think (Romans 12:3). God is not only great, there is nothing to compare to His magnificence. There is no God beside Him. Pastor Adeboye will say that He is bigger than the biggest, stronger than the strongest and wiser than the wisest. He is the all powerful God. Which means, if there is any being that should be proud or boastful, it is God.

But God is humble and doesn't boast. His greatest show of humility was when He came to earth to die for the sins of the world. Scriptures say the Word - God - became flesh and dwelt amongst us (John 1:14). Again, in Philippians 2:5-8, scriptures tell us that God striped Himself of all Godly privileges and glory, and humbled Himself to the death on the cross. The death on the cross was probably the most humiliating of deaths during the time of the Roman empire. Crucifixion was common place, and it was use to execute criminals. But the King of Kings humbled Himself to death by crucifixion.

Why did He do this? Because He is love. Love never wants to show off or blowing His trumpet or start boasting about who He is. Love stays grounded and says, "suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God" (Luke 18:16). God is not proud. He is humble. Be like God.

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:

Dear loving God, thank You for humbling Yourself to come save me from my sins and to make me Yours. By the working of Your Spirit in me, I exhibit humility at all times, eschewing pride, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

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