The exalted are humbled. I know it doesn’t always look that way, but it’s true! The word for exalt has the idea of something swelling in size. I suppose we picture the head of a movie star or some other celebrity that swells to twice its normal size.
There is a cost to everything in life. When it comes to learning in the school of hard knocks there are only two ways to learn. From your pain or someone else’s pain. Which would you choose? We finish out our four week series Weeks of Warning under the theme Cost. Jesus tells us that life under his cross of suffering will have a very real cost to it. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it. The warning is that it won’t always be easy. The comfort is that we are never alone with him by our side.
Pride is all around us these days. From Olympic and professional athletes to politicians running for public office, it isn’t difficult to find the proud. This Sunday God wants us to look to our own hearts and warns against pride. Jesus calls us to humbly serve those in need.