Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10 NKJV
God wants us to humble ourselves in His sight. The Lord does not want us to lift ourselves up. If we are to be raised up in a particular way Jesus will do it.
Pride was the sin of Satan. The devil wanted to be exalted like God.
Adam and Eve chose to believe the devil’s lies instead of obeying God. They were deceived but they made a conscious decision to disobey the Lord. Humanity and God’s perfect creation were tainted by their sin. Pride was their primary motivation.
The serpent told Eve when she ate the fruit her eyes would be opened, and she would be like God knowing good and evil. The first man and woman were tempted by a desire to be like God. They wanted to decide for themselves the difference between good and evil.
Their eyes were opened. They did begin to know good and evil. They gained knowledge. They did not gain wisdom. Wisdom had been with them in the garden of perfection.
God was with them. They had relationship with the Ancient of Ages. Adam walked in the cool of the day with the Lord. He spoke to God. God spoke to Him. If Adam and Eve had questions they could have turned to the Lord for answers.
Wisdom resides in the right hand of Almighty God! He gives it to those who seek Him!
Adam and Eve received ungodly wisdom because they turned to an ungodly source. The devil convinced them they could receive wisdom apart from God. Satan convinced them they could meet their own needs and make their own way in life!
We were created to live in a dependent relationship with God. He never intended for us to find our own path to wisdom. He did not create us to live in a world that denies Him. The world scoffs and scorns at godly wisdom. People exalt themselves above the truth!
God wants us to humble ourselves in His sight so He can lift us up!
Jesus wants us to participate in His ministry. He wants us to join Him as He restores His creation one heart and soul at a time. God wants us to trust Him so we can share in the joy of seeing people brought back into His love and care!
Humble yourself in the sight of God. Let Him lift you up. He knows what is best for you.
The God of the bible has all the answers you will ever need. Turn to Jesus when you arrive at the crossroads of good and evil. Jesus will guide you along the path that leads to blessing and prosperity. It will be the road less traveled, but you will never get lost!
Turn to Jesus for the wisdom to make the daily decisions that determine the course of your life. Wisdom is in His right hand. Love is in His heart. And He will be with you!
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