Humble Before God

Humble Before God

by Inspiration Ministries

"The king asked him, 'What shall be done for the man whom the king delights to honor?' Now Haman thought in his heart, 'Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?'" – Esther 6:6 NKJV Mordecai alerted King Ahasuerus about a plot against him by two eunuchs (Esther 2:21-23). Later the king realized Mordecai had not been properly rewarded for his actions. When asked what reward might be appropriate for such an action, Haman, the king’s advisor, thought only about himself. Haman lived a self-centered life. He focused on furthering his own career. He hoarded praise and sought to receive credit for any successes. He resorted to anything to get his way. His pride and arrogance blinded him and led to his downfall. Pride has ruined many lives. It can poison attitudes and distort our worldview. Pride even can block the blessings of God. The Bible says that God hates pride (Proverbs 8:13). Instead, He is moved by those who are “of a contrite spirit” and who tremble at His Word (Isaiah 66:2). Many Christians are guilty of pride. They fail to humble themselves before God and place their own will above His. Their focus is on themselves and not on God. They never have surrendered their lives to Him. Realize that God wants to bless you. He wants you to experience more of His miracle-working power. He wants to answer your prayers and give you a deeper walk. But your path to greater blessing comes when you humble yourself, surrender your life to the lordship of Jesus, and dedicate yourself to God and His Kingdom. Make this your commitment right now. Prayer Father, search my heart and deliver me from any pride. I humble myself before You. I declare that Jesus is Lord of my life. In His name, amen. Extended Reading Esther 6