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TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

1 Kings 22:1-53
Acts 13:16-41
Psalm 138:1-8
Proverbs 17:17-18

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Psalm 138:6 (CSB): “Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the humble; but he knows the haughty from a distance.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

If we are honest, we would have to admit that we all have a problem with pride to one extent or another. Maybe we have certain people that we look at eye-to-eye, but there might be some folks that we look down on.

  • Maybe you look down on them because of the color of their skin.
  • Maybe you look down on them because of the side of town they live on, or the side of the railroad tracks.
  • Maybe you look down on them because of their lack of the education you have achieved.
  • Maybe you look down on them because they are below your own socio-economic level.
  • Maybe you look down on them because they sin differently than you do.

On and one we could go to talk about reasons why some people look down on others.

When we think about the Lord, we realize that He simply must look down on everyone. No one is as exalted as Him. He alone is God Almighty and everyone pales in comparison to our infinitely exalted God.

So we can understand that God looks down on everyone. But, we are told in the verse that I have chosen as Today’s Bible Verse that there is a group of people that He enjoys spending time with.

Psalm 138:6 (CSB): “Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the humble; but he knows the haughty from a distance.”

From this verse, we realize that God enjoys observing those who are humble, who are not filled with a false sense of their self-worth. He enjoys spending time with people who sense their frailty and their dependence upon Him for everything.

But, the Lord keeps the proud at arm’s length. He doesn’t care to know them. They are saturated with their own sense of inflated worth and don’t live with a conscious awareness of their need for the Lord. And He knows them “from a distance.”

Who are you? Are you humble or are you proud?

Regardless of your answer, God’s infinite glory requires that He looks down upon everyone. But, your answer will affect whether or not God desires to know you and spend time with you.

Pursue humility.