Scriptural Readings: Proverbs 16:5; Proverbs 16:8 Acts 12:20 -23; Philippians 2:5-11
What is it to be on top? On top of what? Career? Financial status? Of our problems? Whatever these things that we are extremely thrilled about or completely blank on what to do, we have to be very careful with all our actions. This may cause our fall or maybe one more step higher.
Proverbs 16:5 Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
v.20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king’s chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king’s [country].
v.21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
v.22 And the people gave a shout, [saying, It is] the voice of a god, and not of a man.
v.23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
When we think that we are on top of everything, we have a lot of things to deal with. Our whole being is always at stake most specially when we accomplished something and we are being praised. Our ego might be bloated and if we lost control of ourselves, disaster might follow next. It is impossible for us to know exactly what to be on top of everything.
When we were born, there is no way that we can see our future. It cannot be possible that we know everything from controlling our feelings to being knowledgeable from being above of everything. Being on top is something that has to be experienced coming from down below and therefore an experience is needed, a necessity for us to work on to reach what is on top and above.
v.5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
v.6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
v.7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
v.8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
v.9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
v.10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;
v.11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
From heaven He came down. What else can we say about it. A God from above us and who is on top of everything went down, has to suffer and die just to show us what is our real situation and where we are heading to down here and here we are trying to say that we know better of what is being on top of everything!
Our Lord Jesus is on top of everything. From the moment that we get into a lot of troubles. He will rescue us.This is exactly what is to be on top of everything. One thing that we can never know fully. To trust Him every second of life should be our status. It is a must that we install in our lives the faith and trust that will never fail that we can only find in Jesus Christ.
The greatest gift that we ever had is our salvation. This was the first thing that God had in His plan when we failed Him. Being a loving God and Father to us the only thing in His omniscience is to prevent us from entering hell. Our whole being is made up of things that can never be trusted even we know we think that we are on top of things. Our possessions, family and even our own time are things that only God can handle perfectly for us through Jesus Christ. We can never be on top and above of these things. Never. Never even a second in our life time or even a second life term. Again never.
Heavenly Father, we praise and glorify You! We can never be on top of anything for You are always above us. One thing impossible to happen is that we can run our lives without you. Thank you Jesus for being our Lord and savior. Thank You for saving us. Thank You for all the things that you have given us that we can never have. In your mighty name we pray. Amen.