Arise, O Lord! Do not let mere mortals defy you! Let the nations be judged in your presence! Make them tremble in fear, O Lord. Let them know they are merely human. Psalm 9: 19-20 NLT
It is amazing that people tend to think more of themselves than they ought to think. Take radio talk show hosts as an example. It must really be something to sit in a small room wearing headphones and speaking into a microphone. Who is there to disagree with you spouting all of your own opinions? Sure, you can receive phone calls but there is someone else screening those calls before you even get them. This isn't a dialogue but a diatribe. I don't think it would take long for me to become pretty sure that I am an important person, powerful even.
It is amazing that people tend to think more of themselves than they ought to think. Take preachers for an example. Most of us enjoy getting up in front of groups and speaking. But I have to admit that most of the time we are not going to be disagreed with until after we are done talking. Are preachers also in danger of thinking of ourselves more than we ought?
It is amazing that people tend to think more of themselves than they ought to think. Take bloggers for an example. Sure, people can leave comments but it is sure nice to be able to write on any topic with any opinion you may have each and every day. And if you get a large following, aren't you going to think of yourself more than you should?
But we are all merely human. That should keep us humble, to remember that it is God is who is Lord. Before God all the nations and people should tremble.
God, do not let mere mortals defy you! Whatever we do, help us to know that we are merely human. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims