God's Constant Watch

Harry Buis

READ : Psalm 75:1-10

God chooses when things will happen. He sent his Son at just the right time. He will send his Son back to earth at just the right time. When he comes he will carry out perfect judgment.

God oversees and rules by bringing the haughty down. He lifts up the humble. This is a constant theme in Scripture. We find the same truth in the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2) and the

Magnificat

of Mary (Luke 1:46-55).

This being true, it ought to impact our life-style. If you walk proudly, God will bring you down. If you walk humbly with God and your fellow human beings, God will raise you up. Pride is one of the worst sins, and God deals with it severely. Humility is one of the greatest qualities a person can have, and God will bless those who possess it.

It is difficult to see ourselves. We do not see the ways in which we express pride. We are like Dickens’ character Uriah Heep, who speaks of being “umble” but is not. May God open our eyes to see ourselves clearly. When we realize we are sinners saved by grace, we have every reason to be humble

PRAYER

Lord, we recognize that you oversee everything and will deal with us in response to our pride or our humility. In Jesus’ name. Amen.