God’s Word: Luke 18:9-14
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
May I caution you about being complacently pleased with yourself? When a person begins feeling they are “above” others in the social scale and in My eyes—watch out. I am not on the look-out for the self-righteous but for the humble and honest about themselves. The one who looks down their nose at others, thinking they are My favorite pets are walking in thin ice. My goal for humanity is not to push themselves to the top of the ladder but to help push others up. One does not do this by elevating self and ignoring the needs of others. No, goody-two-shoes are good only in their own sight—not Mine.
You must not look at others to compare yourself with them. Any greatness that you will achieve will be because you elevate others, not-self. Consider the example of Jesus. He was all about helping others. He denied himself so that He could bless others lives. So when you come to pray do not elaborate on all the goodness that oozes from yourself. Instead, examine yourself, see where you are weak and ask for my strength to be victorious in these areas, so you can better serve your fellow-man.
Refuse to wear those goody-two-shoes. Instead, wear the shoes of humility that truly makes one great in My sight. And when you are great in My sight—you are also great in the sight of the world. Everyone loves to be around a humble person because their focus is on others, not-self. That is why the crowds flocked to Jesus. He was all about others—so that He might set an example for you. Jesus came to earth to humbly walk in the shoes of humanity so that you would be drawn to walk in others shoes also.
God’s Question: What shoes are you wearing today?
God’s Promise: The shoes you wear determine your actions.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for Jesus example of complete humility.
I am Sorry I way too often seek to elevate myself.
Thank You for reminding me of the futility of this.
Please help me walk in others shoes and elevate them.