Knowing our Place

It can be so easy to read Scripture and automatically think that we wouldn’t behave like those we read about. Yet, all too often we can fall into the same situations within our own lives

Pride, arrogance, earthly desires, or simply the need to be seen, can drive our actions, or achievements to become un-pure in the Lord’s sight because we end up boasting about things that are simply for God’s glory

Humanity seems to forget that we are all apart of a greater purpose. In other words, being alive simply means that we have an assignment – greater than we can ever imagine – to fulfil what was created for us before the beginning of time

Therefore, when we read from the book of Isaiah, we see that the Assyrian King had become arrogant in boasting about “defeating” the Nations. But, no day passes where God’s Plan doesn’t unfold

This was a blunt reminder that no tool accomplishes its purpose without a greater power, because when a tool boasts of greater power than the one who uses it, it can easily be discarded

Assyria had been God’s judgement against Israel and sometimes God will allow something to occur in our lives, in order to show us where we have drifted from His loving embrace

God’s people, in this case, had become reliant on Assyria and no longer trusted God for their provision

Friends, throughout our lives, there will be many opportunities to glorify God, but in all things, our journey is one where we need to remain close to Him. Those who are remembered within the cloud of witnesses showed tremendous courage and faith but we also read about the people who humbled themselves when pride or selfish desires became apparent

But can the ax boast greater power than the person who uses it?

Isaiah 10:15

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Rebecca Brand

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