“For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?”
1 Corinthians 4:7
There’s something common to all humans, and that is our inclination to take the glory. We want to be recognized for our good works, and we like to list out all the things we did to get to where we are.
Unfortunately, you cannot carry this attitude to the heavenly throne. For God places a demand on man to let go of the wheel and allow Him completely. The reason anyone has a problem with this kind of complete surrender is because a part of them is still able to lay claim on what they achieved by their own power.
If you were to be shown who you’d be without God, you would understand that you’re truly not responsible for all you have. For what is the use of toiling on the earth if there is no rain?
This simply means that you can put in all the work, but if the mercy of God is absent, there will be nothing to speak of your toil.
So, be careful, and remember that what you have is not your own.
Further study: James 1:17, Deuteronomy 8:18
Thought for the day: Think of one thing you would have been able to achieve if you didn’t have health, wisdom, or life.