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Luke 14:11 – Pursue the Truth

For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

– Luke 14:11

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

If someone has more status, money and calibre than anyone else, but he is full of himself, he will be seen as lowly by God. Such as scribes and the Pharisees, their status were high and served God directly, but when the Lord Jesus came to earth, they didn’t recognize the Lord as Messiah but resisted Him. They didn’t believe that the Lord is God Himself because He was not as they conceived. No matter how high their status was or how knowledgeable they were, they were entrapped by their arrogance at last.

I think of a paragraph of God’s words: “If you really have the truth within you, the path you walk will naturally be the correct path. Without the truth, it is easy to do evil and you would not be able to help yourself. For example, if you have arrogance and conceit inside you, it will be impossible to not defy God, but instead you would be made to defy Him. You wouldn’t do it on purpose; you would do it under the domination of your arrogant and conceited nature. Your arrogance and conceit would make you look down on God, it would make you see God as being of no account, it would make you exalt yourself, it would make you constantly put yourself on display and finally it would make you sit in God’s place and bear witness for yourself. In the end you would make your own ideas, your own thinking and your own conceptions into truths to be worshiped. See how much evil is done by people under the dominance of their arrogant and conceited nature!

Obviously, only by pursuing the truth and knowing God will we avoid walking the path of arrogance and resisting God. There is nothing more important than pursuing the truth, even the status, money and calibre.

 

Prayer

O God! I’m corrupt and like to stand at a higher level. May You guide me to understand the value of the truth, put aside those improper views of pursuit, and be a creature to worship You in a down-to-earth manner.

 

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