“By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.” Ezekiel 28:5.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Ezekiel 25-28, and Revelation 10.
Can God trust us to remember how we got the things we have? Didn’t happen with the King of Tyre, and consequences followed.
God is aware of our thoughts. He knows everything about us. Facades do not fool Him.
We need to have a sequence in our reactions to our good fortunes. That sequence begins with giving God the credit for the good fortune.
Sadly, we often start by basking in credit we ascribe to ourselves. God is not mocked.
Today’s verse references someone who has traded well and become wealthy. God enabled all of this to happen, yet the recipient became proud. They ascribed the good fortune to their doings.
I must be totally dependent on God to the point where I am convinced that every good and perfect gift comes from Him. I haven’t earned it. I don’t deserve it. And it can vanish in a heartbeat. I must enjoy the moment praising God for what He has given me. I must insist in deferring credit to Him.
“Lord, I am needy. I have nothing that You haven’t given me. I thank You for safety as I sit home in the midst of a thunder/lightning storm which happened after I arrived home. Thank You for taking care of me. I love You, Father.”
Give God the credit. He deserves it.