Exalted

When it comes to a potter’s work…the clay doesn’t get a say.

In the same way, none of us had a say in the skill-set, aptitude or body we were born with; that was God’s creative hand. He also holds the power to exalt and lower us at His discretion. Consider what Jesus said:

“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” – Luke 13:11 NKJV

He was using the illustration of a wedding feast to address the “me-first” attitude of the Pharisees. They always angled for the best seats and praise of their peers. Pride can be subtle, seductive and quietly working its way through the blind spots; but Jesus elevated humility, and identified it as something to be embraced. How’s it going in the area of humility? Paul put it this way:

“Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us.” – 2 Cor. 4:7 HCSB

About cchrisholland

...Christ-follower, husband, dad, minister, and chronic day-dreamer
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