Saturday: 29th September, 2018
Reference text: Psalm 138
Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD is exalted, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
The first thing most people do when they are promoted is to ensure that the additional gulf in class, status or position, is made clearly evident for others to see. Because in their minds, being promoted signifies a change that puts one on a whole different level from which they can only afford to look down on others, and have others look up to them.
For many, promotion and power are the start of predominance and the fuelling of strong egos: since I am above everybody else and I am better than everybody else, no one else is deserving of my respect. With certainty, in terms of power and position, I doubt if any creature can compare to the creator, but even the Almighty, though Exalted; respects the lowly.
Beloved, the way to be first is not at the cost of others, but in favour of others. Predominance leads to nothing but conflict, where many suffer as a result of the greatness of One. However, in true service, ‘All benefit from the greatness of one’. That is how it should be.
Remember # We don’t need to raise ourselves above others, rather, we ought to raise others together with ourselves.