September 27th, 2016
Exaltation is Often Limited by Pride
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: (1 Peter 5:6 KJV)
Humble yourselves… this is not merely a suggestion.
Or one of many different avenues available for mankind to approach God.
Rather, humbling oneself is an imperative statement!
Man must humble himself before God before He can be lifted up by God!
This verse also declares: he may exalt you in due time…
It does not say that God will work around your own personal sense of timing. Or that He will lift you up when and how you expect Him to. This verse clearly teaches that our human timing and God’s perfect timing are never in synch. God’s timing is exclusively warranted according to His will and way having nothing to do with how time is structured in this world. God can see all situations from beginning to end while man is always limited to a partial view of his circumstances as he sojourns in this world.