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)