Thought of the day:
Driven by their own pride, we often find ourselves in the ungrateful situation where, like the ‘talcum merchants’, we display with pomp and unnatural pride all that we consider best in our personal collection of ‘spiritual and social breezes’.
It is interesting, however, that when we choose to practice such behaviors, we do not do so because we are required to do so, but rather on our own initiative, with the idea of impressing others, forgetting the proverbial saying of the elders that ‘ self-praise does not smell good’.
But if we look carefully and diligently at God’s Word, we notice today the central element of the mentality with which the legendary King David, one of the greatest men of Israel and also of universal history, once guided his life.
‘I,’ he said emphatically, ‘will boast of God, of His Word.’ I trust in God, and so I am not afraid of anything. ” Psalm 56: 4
Meditating calmly, we notice that King David did not boast of himself or of his colossal fortunes, though he had enough to impress an entire world, but in the reverence specific to a man who was exposed to the truth and understood the divine nature. he found pleasure in God, making his name the cause of his praise.
Motivated by this thought, I invite you to learn today that all that we are and all that we have at the moment in administration, is due exclusively to the will of the Creator, a unique God who made man His reliable partner, giving us depending on how far we can go in this world.
Thus, wherever you are, stop for a moment from running after self-elevation and use all the energy you have to convey all the admiration of your Creator, God.
Pastor Florin Antonie