The opposite of Gideon (from yesterday) is ironically the Apostles in Luke 22:62. The inverse of appropriate humility is arrogance. And Peter had it in spades. If only Peter had humbled himself the same way he did when he recognized Jesus as the Messiah. The Last Supper proved that we should never, ever, rely upon our own power for anything, or we’ll feel as guilty as Peter did.
Questions for further thought:
1. Have you sometimes “bit off more than you can chew?”
2. Have you had consequences that flowed from that bit of (perhaps unintentional) arrogance?
Challenge: Life itself is a challenge, presenting endless opportunities for doubts about ourselves, and numerous failures. Let’s pray not to compound that by being arrogant in our abilities. Even if you think “I have this,” remember to be humble and call on Him to give you strength for any task, regardless.
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