Envious of the Arrogant
As a Staff at my church we pray together every week on Wednesday morning for about a half hour. It a super awesome way to get the workday started!
This morning I was reading Psalm 73:3 where its says “for I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked” and it got me thinking about how often I too feel envious of those who arrogantly have much. Even the arrogant Christians who feel like they have to glorify themselves while on earth. It’s somewhat off-putting to hear someone talk so highly of themselves as a minister of the Gospel, or a follower of Christ, when its really clear that’s a dangerous road to venture down. But yet, and I don’t think I am alone in this. In those moments of glorifying themselves I find myself thinking thoughts like, “wow, they must pray a lot more then I do.” Or “ I wish people would see the great things that I do regularly.” But as I think about is more and more the Holy Spirit convicts my heart and my desire to be glorified on earth by man. He shows me the value that I have in His Kingdom.
Let us not desire glorification by man. Let us not be envious of those who shout their works from a high place.
And as Christians and leaders we must always remember that God gets the glory. All we have done in be obedient and walk by faith. Lets be sure to tell the world why we do what we do! HOW we do the great things we do! Let your life of faithfulness be a guide to salvation through Jesus Christ. That’s the greatest work you could ever do for the Kingdom of God.