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Self-Destruction

The Edomites had built a wall of pride within their hearts. They were self-proclaimed self-efficient people who had no need for anyone else. They could and would do it on their own.

But what about when the trouble would arise? What would they do if they were ambushed by an enemy larger than them? Who would fight with them on their behalf?

No one. That’s the problem with pride. It gives you false security.

Would you consider yourself like an Edomite? Do you refuse the wisdom, help, encouragement of others because you think you’re wise enough, strong enough or confident enough to go at it alone?

Could you call upon another Christian if Satan were to attack? Or have you turned your Christian family away so often that you have severed all ties?

Christians, be a blessing to those around you and allow others to be a blessing to you. God places us in each other’s lives for a reason. We are to encourage one another, pray for each other and help out if there is need.

Humbly give yourself over to following his plan.

Obadiah 1:1-5

Exchange 


When we follow the commandments that God has given, we are replacing the opportunity to be disobedient. When we are consumed with exalting others, we are unconcerned with self-boasting. This not only benefits your walk with Jesus, but it also benefits those around you. 

Selfless 


Jonathan didn’t just comply to God’s will but he proactively participated in seeing that it came to pass. 

Step Out!


Doubt, nervousness, fear, etc. These were the emotions overcoming Gideon as he worked toward submitting to the Lord’s will for his life. 
Within a short period of time those feelings were changed to boldness, confidence and reassurance. 
Gideon hit the ground running when he undoubtedly received confirmation that he was in the Lord’s will. He found men to share his plan for moving forward. He left no time to back peddle. 
Maybe you feel like you’re being called to step out of your comfort zone. Right now you may be only experiencing uncertainty. If the Lord makes it clear to you that yes, he is speaking–step out boldly! Find someone that will support you and share the good news and pray about what to do next. 
Scripture taken from:

Judges 6:36-40; 7:9-11,15

Selfless


Gideon: a common man, born into a common situation, yet called to do mighty things. God was able to use him when he humbled himself before the Lord. 
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 

Looking Out For You


Joash, at age seven, had just been anointed King by his uncle Jehoiada. Joash walked in the courts surrounded by people singing praises, playing instruments and his grandmother yelling “treason!”.

Immediately Jehoiada had her detained, taken from the courts and slain for her act of treason and previous murders. 

Joash was able to stay upon the throne unharmed because Jehoiada was looking out for him. He knew that the grandmother had only intended harm for the boy. Instead of allowing Joash to be caught off guard Jehoiada stepped in and stood in the gap between the two. 

Christians we should be the same way. We should be looking out for each other. We shouldn’t just sit by and wait for our brothers or sisters to be pounced. We are the body of Christ that needs to stick together. 

Scripture taken from:

II Chronicles 23:12-15

Worth the Work


David said “Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.” (Psalm 131:1)
He didn’t just hope that he was a humble man. He actually evaluated the choices he had made. 
We know that we should be servants for Christ. Part of that means serving others, lifting others up, trusting God’s plan. Are you striving for that or are you just hoping it happens?
Being humble takes effort. You have to make deliberate choices to serve, trust and encourage others. But the blessings from the Lord are worth it. 

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