“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes. (Proverbs 21:1)
The best way that I know how to humble myself is to think about God’s power. He softened the heart of Cyrus and hardened the heart of Pharaoh. Both sent God’s people on their way and both paid for them to go. God will have His way. It is better to seek His will like Cyrus than to resist it like Pharaoh.
I do not have the power of a king. Instead I have Jesus to depend on. And when I notice my frailties I am reminded of my Savior. That happens a lot lately. Thoughts and deeds of this evil age cause me to be irritable and I am forced to restrain myself. My first instinct is to offer mean and belittling remarks to the offenders. “How can you be so stupid and self-centered. You are wrong in so many ways and ….” You get the Idea. But I resist the pleasure of giving a rude wake-up call, and marvel at Christ’s restraint.
“But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.” (John 2:24-25) And He calls folks like me to take His yoke and learn from Him. He is gentile and humble. But He wasn’t afraid to address the issues that flow from the heart of man.
He knew the hired hand would flee when he saw the wolf coming. The wolf snatches and scatters them because the hired hand is not concerned about the sheep. (John 10:11-13) What would He say about the Pope who embraces the wolf?
White is the symbol of purity, the color worn by the Sufferrettes one hundred years ago. These women spoke against the evil effects of alcohol and worked for the right of women to vote. What would He say about women who wear the color today using their voice and vote for the right to kill their babies?
These evils hide by wearing the cloth of religion and politics. As humbly and as gently as I am able, I am saying, “If you’re sleeping, it is time to wake up.”
“A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.” (Proverbs 21:28)