Make decisions based on the laws of greatness and God will see to it that nobody cheats you and nobody takes advantage of you. Look at the two women with babies that went to Solomon with a baby that was dead. Both claimed to own the living baby, so Solomon said that the living baby should be cut into two and one woman said that was the right thing to do. That attitude is “if I can’t have it, nobody will have it” and that is an attitude that destroys every good thing. The real mother of the child said the other woman should have the baby. She couldn’t stand to see her son die and Solomon said she was truly the mother.
I read an article about crabs a couple of years ago. When you put crabs inside a bowl, all of them can escape but researchers found out that when one crab wants to climb out, the rest of them pull him back, so all of them remain in that bowl and they become good for a meal; but they could have helped one another to climb out. There are lots of human beings that behave like crabs; they just pull other people down. That is attacking the laws of greatness.
If you are a member of the choir and there is a lead singer and you say, “No, no he is always the one leading; he is the one that will take all the glory, so I will spoil this song so that his glory will not show.” What will happen? You will embarrass yourself too. You have to twist yourself in order to destroy somebody’s greatness. But if you say, “let me make him great”, everybody will be blessed, the choir will become great and you also will become great.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the baptism of an attitude that teams up with what is good and what is great in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 37:1-38:23, James 1:19-2:17, Psalm 117:1-2, Proverbs 28:1