I am far from an expert in the scriptures so I need your help. Can you tell me about the time where one of the disciples of Jesus made a statement and Jesus responded, "wow so true, you got that one perfect"?
Of course its not there is it? So why do we think we are so much smarter than them? Don't we tend to think we are unique and, except for those few dysfunctional types of thoughts, are pretty much in line with God?
Here is a scripture that is a little too familiar so don't read over it too quickly:
So you will find favor and good repute
In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:4-6
Truthfully, how often to you depend upon your own understanding of the issues around you? Could it at all be possible that your perceptions are askew? I know that this is a hard thing to grasp because we have lived a lot of years depending upon our individual evaluations and decisions.
Once again you will notice that this is another one of those sticky "heart" issues. Our minds wish to control our thoughts and our actions but God tells us that life dwells within the heart. "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart". Honestly, this seems a task totally impossible doesn't it?
This has been an issue from the beginning. Whether it is Adam and Eve in the Garden or any of the thousands of individuals that we read about in our Bibles it remains the single most important principle in the Kingdom of God! "You shall have no other gods before Me"! Jesus said that this is the first and the greatest commandment.
Let's agree together that we are going to abdicate the tattered thrones in our lives and allow God to take His rightful place. Having favor and a good reputation in the sight of God and man is a pretty incredible benefit!