Daily Devotional for August 4, 2021

Monday morning, in the staff meeting, Chris announced our new church website was about to launch.  He asked everyone to evaluate the website for any last minute suggestions.

Without needing to look at the site, I humbly proposed as soon as someone opened the website, the first thing they saw was a giant picture of my face.

Sadly, Chris responded, “We are trying to bring people to Jesus, not make them run away.” 

The rest of the staff joined in with equally insensitive responses.

Needless to say, I was hurt.

This got me thinking.

Each of us has a picture of who we are.  Some people are gracious and realistic enough to be humble.  They are the ones with an accurate read on life.
Then, there are those who think they are the end-all-be-all.  They are the ones who think they are somebody special.  No one is in greater danger.

The moment you think you are somebody, you are in real trouble.  The rules no longer apply.  The entire solar system revolves around you.   It is this attitude that gets you in very hot water.

The news broadcasts are continually filled with reports of people who somehow believe they are someone special.   The laws, decency, and morality don’t matter.  That’s because they believe the rules no longer apply.

That is not the attitude for a follower of Jesus Christ.  We know what gives us worth and value has nothing to do with us.  It has to do with what was done for us, two thousand years ago, on a Friday afternoon.
So if you find yourself wanting your giant face to be the first thing someone sees on a website, let me offer some sage advice that comes from the wisest person God ever made.

King Solomon said, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”  (Proverbs 11:2)

If you want an accurate read on life, free from delusions of grandeur and importance, be humble.  It will save you from a lot of heartache.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, please give me a heart of humility, a willingness to follow your path, and the wisdom to see the needs of others.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Humility is one of the keys to a truly happy life.  God wants you to be humble and happy.

Also, just for the record, our new church website launched today.  It’s awesome.   But, I still believe a giant picture of my face would make it even better.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins