Verse of the Day and Devotion 7/20/2023

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Verse of the Day

July 20th, 2023


When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. – Proverbs 11:2-3 ESV


Since a young age, God has to put me in a leadership role in sports, school, ministry, and business. But in all the cases, I was never the one in charge. I was like what Dutch Sheets and Chris Jackson, authors of Second in Command, refer to in their book. I was a leader that serves leaders, someone that lives and works to fulfill the vision and dreams of another leader.

That is a very hard task. When you are a leader, you are tempted to focus on fulfilling your dreams and visions. You have your pride. I was tempted at times to be the boss of my life. Many times, God taught me lessons of humility and how to have a servant’s heart. Pride is dangerous. Lucifer became full of pride, and disgrace came to his life and brought death to us. Pride is not dangerous just for leaders. Pride is a danger to everyone. Jesus was the son of God, but He chose to be submitted to His Father’s will, and by doing that with a humble heart He was victorious in the cross. By humbling Himself, He brought us life. Prideful Satan was destroyed, humble Jesus was lifted up. Satan brought us death, Jesus brought us eternal life.

What a clear picture. What a strong call for our life. James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” My prayer for everyone is that we should humble ourselves before our Father so He can be proud of us and that we can rejoice and be lifted high.

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