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Thought and Prayer for Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

DON’T UPSTAGE THE HAUGHTY

More than likely we have all heard someone boast about something they have done. And as we listen to their story we think that is not at all how it happened. We were there. We saw and heard everything. However, this person continues to tell the story as if he or she were the one who “saved the day.” When this happens, what are we to do? Well, it’s more like what are we NOT to do. First, we shouldn’t judge them. Second, we shouldn’t make them look bad. Third, we shouldn’t do anything that would upstage us to make us look better than them. Let the haughty be haughty and God will judge them in the end.

1 Samuel 2:3 “Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don’t speak with such arrogance! For the LORD is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions.” (NLT)

Dear Lord, it is so hard for us to watch others brag and show off. Especially when we know the truth about them. Remind us each and every day not to be proud and haughty like them. Remind us each day not to judge them. Remind us each and every day to pray for them, love them and help them so Your will can be done in their lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Those who are proud and haughty need our love, our help and our prayers just as much as anyone else does.

When others act proud and haughty, our reaction to them should be love and patience.

When we know someone is acting out by being proud and haughty, we are not to judge them but pray from them and us so God can do His work through us.

Those who are proud and haughty seem to be so sure of themselves but usually it’s the exact opposite. That is one reason they need our love and prayers.

Doing what God requires of us is meant for all people – even the proud and haughty.

1 Timothy 2:1 “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” (NLT)
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  • LIVELYGIRL2
    that is something we have to practice. emoticon
    2280 days ago
  • FLYER99
    Amen!
    emoticon
    2282 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    I agree, persons who feel the need to elevate themselves with lies are usually the holders of very low self-esteem. Great advice, God will judge, we need to pray for them. That is the reason we are here, and it is what sets us apart from non-Christians. emoticon Our actions, and not our words, are what is all important.
    2282 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/17/2013 10:41:16 AM
  • DEBPRE16
    emoticon a very good blog.
    2282 days ago
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