How Great thou Aren’t Part 2 of 2

How Great thou Aren’t Part 2 of 2

Isaiah 10:15 says, “Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it? Or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it? As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up, Or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood!” Another clear picture is painted for us as to who is working through us. It is basically asking us how can the one that is being used become prideful or exalt themselves over the One that is using them? For me, it helped to put things in perspective. We are simply battleaxes in the Lord’s hands (see Jer. 51:20).

In Matthew 23:12, Jesus talks about being humbled when we lift ourselves up. It says “And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted”. I once heard an analogy about being tender. It can be applied to being humble as well. When we tenderize mat, it c an be done to ways. The first way is to marinate it for a long period of time. The second way is to beat the meat or stab it with a fork. We can be humble by either marinating in the Lord and giving Him the glory or we can humbled the hard way by falling and/or failing. Isaiah 10:16-19 tells us what happens when we choose to go the hard way. Verses 17 and 18 say “So the Light of Israel will be for a fire, And his Holy One for a flame; It will burn and devour His thorns and his briers in one day. And it will consume the glory of his forest and of his fruitful field, Both soul and body; And they will be as when a sick man wastes away.” If that doesn’t cause one to become humble, I don’t know what will.

Everything that we do is “With the Power from On High”. On our own, we are nothing and we can do nothing. So, let us not forget how great God is and how great we aren’t.

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