1 Corinthians 1:29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.
1 Corinthians 1:31 …..He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.
Innate in fallen human nature is the desire to be great. The desire to be admired. The desire to be applauded. We learn to excel at many things to gain the accolades we desire. They become our life’s fuel.
And then….Jesus. When we meet Him it changes everything. In the fervor of first love we would willingly become less than nothing that He might be all. But then we gain spiritual knowledge and step out into some ministry or other…and well meaning people praise us. It is at this point that those old prideful desires make an appearance, and sometimes they become the driving force of our spiritual life.
We want to write the best blog, record the best video, create the most spiritually relevant posts. Our adrenaline level mirrors our “likes”. We begin to live for the praise of men, although we would never admit it (and possibly may not even be aware of it).
Until eventually we find that everything we’ve been giving our life to is wood, hay and stubble and Jesus is in none of it.
It is time to come to another level of being nothing, that Christ may be all.
Amen. I saw myself in many of the things you mentioned: selfish ambition, pride and wanting to be the best. Yet, the Bible says that Jesus emptied Himself and became a servant.
Yes..May God give us to grace to be humble at all times.
Let that mind also be in us. 🙏🏻