Genesis 30:1-2: Just a reminder.
“When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I’ll die!” 2 Jacob became angry with her and said, “Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?” NIV UK
Just a reminder…you’re not God – never will be! Not that you thought you were, of course. People who do think like that tend to be mentally deranged. Nevertheless, we can sometimes think too highly of ourselves. We can forget our place. So it’s good to regularly call to mind Paul’s words in Romans 12: 3:
‘’Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.’’ (New Living Translation).
‘’…do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment…’’ (New International Version).
We are not God. We never will be. We can’t do what God does. Yet, God can enable us to do God-like works, and when He does, let us humbly thank Him, and give Him the praise He alone deserves.
‘Where things impossible, by faith shall be made possible, let’s give the glory to Him now’ (Graham Kendrick).
PRAYER: Lord, help me to always remember who I am and stay low at your feet; and as someone said, ‘Should I gain any praise, let it go to Calvary.’