Lighthouse Abuja Devotional

Wednesday September 7 2016
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How we live, act and speak upon the earth speaks volumes of who we are and where we are from. It is impossible to profess that we belong to the Kingdom of God and yet we live like mere men upon the earth. Our culture is superior and a greater life is in us and enables us to live like our King and Father.

1st Peter 5:5b “Clothe yourself with humility towards one another for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble”

Our King expects that at all times the garment of humility is what we wear to show case the Kingdom from which we are from. It is a distinguishing attitude of people from God’s Kingdom.

Humility does not mean groveling in front of other people or thinking that we are of no good and others are more superior to us. It is the state of your being comfortable with who God has said you are and seeing yourself exactly how He sees you.

God has called us Kings and priests upon the earth unto our God (Revelation 1:6) Humility is walking in this reality and in reality with everything God has spoken concerning us in His word.

Humility also means that we are free from pride and arrogance. Our King is opposed to proud people. A very typical example played out in the life of Uzziah a King who was greatly helped by God until he became very powerful. In 2nd Chronicles 26: 16 “But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord His God and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense at the altar of incense”.
Our King is not in opposition to helping us to become powerful or great upon the earth but He is in opposition to a life of pride, that takes the glory to themselves forgetting that our very existence is because our God has kept and sustained us. “If the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us, they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us”. Psalm 124:3 (NIV)

The citizens of the Kingdom of God knows that their help is in the name of the Lord, the one who made the heavens and the earth (Psalm 124:8), they know also that all that they have was received from the King so they do not boast as though they received it not (1st Corinthians 4:7).

Uzziah the great King did not end well because he acted in pride and anger towards those who sought to bring him correction, he was struck with leprosy and he lived that way until he died. (2nd Chronicles 26:21).

We must examine ourselves at all times to ensure that our motives and attitude are right. We must live in the reality of God’s word and we must ascribe all the glory to our King who has helped us to achieve all that we now are upon the earth.

Today is a gift; don’t let it go to waste.

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