July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

PROVERBS 16-18

Focus Verse: Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 16:18-19

 

This right here is a principle in God’s Kingdom that is just as sure as gravity here on earth. The proud will fall. It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when. We, as Christians, believe that when Jesus comes back to this earth that every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.

 

So the question is, will you humble yourself and bow, or will you be forced to bow? God gives everyone 100% freewill. There is no question about that. Yet there is a phenomena we see throughout the Bible every time God’s glory falls in which everyone falls to the ground in awe and wonder of such a great God.

 

My friend, Jon Jakubowski tells of this phenomenon that occurred at one of his soccer camps that he runs for Champions in Action (an absolutely awesome ministry that you should really check out: www.championsinaction.org ). At this camp, they had some of the roughest boys you can imagine. Kids in gangs, murderers, rapists, you name it. Jon was extremely discouraged with how the camp had been going; the messages just weren’t sinking in and the boys were out of control. Sitting in the back of one of the worship services, Jon asked God why He would bring him this far with this organization only to watch it fail now.

 

Then it happened. The glory of God fell and those boys who were obstinate, disobedient, rowdy and proud ALL fell to their knees. Every single person there, when encountering the presence of the One True God, bowed before Him in all of His majesty.

 

There are only two options: humble yourself before God or be humbled by God.

 

How do you do it?

 

You can’t. But Jesus did (see Philippians 2) and will through the Holy Spirit in you if you will allow Him.

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