My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Sunday, April 15, 2012
God is Greater!
Put them in fear, O LORD; Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.
(Psalms 9:20 NASB)
The Psalmist David had experienced the power of God in his life.
He had slain the giant, Goliath when all odds were against him. Young
David, small in comparison to Goliath, went out with no armor and took
on the giant. David had faith in God and in the abilities that God had
given him. The Philistine fell. When he fell, the entire army fell.
Arrogance and pride in our human abilities will lead to our downfall.
Nations, such as the Philistines, believed in themselves, or in the
power of one individual. They were but men -- and men fall. Nations
today are simply made up of men -- and God is greater than all of these.
The problem with humanity is that too often we get "too big for our
britches!" We think that we have some kind of power on our own. Lord
Acton famously said, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power
corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." It's a sad
statement, isn't it? Lord Acton said this just a little over a hundred
years ago, but the Psalmist was saying it several thousand years ago.
The problem is that human nature and the bent toward sinning hasn't
changed. The only solution for this problem is a life that is
wholeheartedly committed to God. This is not a simple, going to church
on Sundays relationship with God, but rather, a wholly sanctified life
-- where every portion of our being is brought into alignment and
service to God on high. This is a daily walk in which we recognize that
we are nothing without the power of the Holy Spirit working in and
through us. It is a walk where we submit daily to the will of the
Father in all dealings in our lives. It is a life in which we give God
the praise and the glory for the things that are accomplished, for
without him -- we are nothing.
"Let the nations know they are but men!" -- God is greater than
anything that man can do or accomplish. Our job in life is to get to
know God intimately on a daily level and to allow him to use us for his
glory. It's not about us, it's all about him!
Lord, please help me to walk humbly before you today and may you be glorified in and through my life. Amen.