In the Word today Ezekiel 28, the king of Tyre had a great skill in trading. His empire amassed great wealth but it led to pride and he regarded himself as a god. The downfall of Tyre was caused by his pride; thinking he had the power to protect his people instead of being humble and knowing that it’s God’s power that provides safety and prosperity.
Our future is a bright one because our King cures sins and eases us of our troubles. The lesson from today’s reading is that it’s important to understand where our blessings come from. We should use our talents for God’s purposes and when we do, there is true happiness. The great basketball coach of UCLA which won 10 NCAA national championships in a 12-year period from 1964 – 1975 said this once, “talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
Click on the piano piece above or link to it here: Just As I Am – Norm Hastings, Piano . While listening, reflect on today’s reading. What lesson is God teaching? Think about what you may pray for today. Is there a skill you have that can be used for God’s purposes?
Each day with God can be amazing because we can breathe in freedom with every breath we take because we are loved and forgiven. Once a sinner but now saved by grace because of the victory won by Christ.