You can’t take honour unto yourself. It is in the capacity of the fallen nature to do that. You must have heard this statement: “the Adamic nature”. There is nothing like Adamic nature. There was the divine nature in man before he fell but after he fell, he had the satanic nature. There is nothing like Adamic nature, the satanic nature is what he received when he fell because the devil took his spirit over.
It is in this capacity of that satanic nature that everybody inherited from the fall to do what the bible is saying here, to want to take some honour to yourself; to want to do exactly what the devil did. As you are growing in Christianity, the spirit and the nature of God that is developing inside your spirit must dominate that tendency in the flesh to grasp what is not given to you. If God has not given you, you can’t keep it and if God has given you, no man can take it from you. So, if you have not been called unto it, don’t take it.
Compare this attitude of Jesus to that of the devil. Jesus had every reason to glorify Himself because He was God in the flesh. If you were God in the flesh, would you have gone through the road Jesus went through? Wouldn’t you have said to people: “do you know who you are talking to?” Compare this spirit with that of the devil who was a created being trying to displace and dethrone the Creator Himself. Don’t glorify yourself to be made something, don’t put yourself forward when it is not your place to do so. This is the problem of many people. You don’t have to announce yourself. It is very important that you wait and let God do things for you that will last.
PRAYER: Lord, create in me a heart like Jesus- that submits to your will and does not want what you are not giving in Jesus’s name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 29:1-30:26, Hebrews 11:32-12:13,Psalm 112:1-10, Proverbs 27:17