Sunday, September 2, 2018

Under God's Mighty Hand

"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time."  I Peter 5:6.  We are to place ourselves under God's mighty hand for protection, shelter, refuge, and help.  Man, who has been formed by God's mighty hand, does not care for humility.  Man, in most instances, desires to stand on his own.  Satan uses pride to cause turmoil, division, and sin.  The devil seeks to convince us that we are secure by ourselves and sufficient of ourselves.  One of the oldest lies is that we do not need God.  Consider the situation without God.  Walk back through time and behold the disaster that has been caused by pride.  God knows best and always provides the best.  But, to receive His guidance and care, we must humble ourselves.  To humble ourselves is to acknowledge our need of Him.  To humble ourselves is to acknowledge that all that we are and can become is because of His mighty hand.  The proud may stand for a time, but ultimately, the proud fall.  But, the humble will rise to exaltation.  God lifts up the humble soul who shelters himself under God's mighty hand.