Christian Devotional – September 3, 2014

Read Esther chapter 6

VERSE:

Esther 6:6–When Haman entered, the king asked him, “What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?” Now Haman thought to himself, “Who is there that the king would rather honor than me?”

TRUTH:

The king just asked a question. Haman, in his pride and arrogance, was the one who made the giant leap to assume that the king was talking about him. Do we assume that we know exactly what others are thinking? Do we assume that we know what God is thinking? This can result in huge miscalculations and embarrassment, at best. If we are going to assume something about ourselves, we should assume that we are the lowest, not the highest. God will exalt and lift up those whom He desires. We shouldn’t assume it.

RESPONSE:

Father, You are all I desire, not the praise of men. I will not assume that I am higher than I am, for I am nothing without You. Keep me focused on serving others today and not on serving myself.

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