I Samuel 18:30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.
Not cocky nor arrogant even though someone would have thought he deserved to be! He had just killed the giant, Goliath. He was involved in war. The people loved him but he was careful to keep the right attitude and to behave himself wisely!
He gained a good name. He was highly loved and respected!
It might be that you deserve great treatment. You might believe that you have earned it but learn from David to behave yourself wisely. Don’t get pushy, don’t try to get what you deserve and allow God to promote you whenever He is ready.
God has a plan for you. He wants to use you. And by His grace you are all that you are so give Him the glory and honor and behave wisely!
Sorry I Ever Said That!
Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
Peter had been sure that he would be the faithful one of the whole group. He didn’t show lots of confidence in the other guys but he was sure of himself. Now he has denied Jesus three times, the cock has crowed, and he remembers what he said.
I have done that so many times. Said things that I shouldn’t have said. Acted arrogant and know it all and been super embarrassed later. There is only one that we can brag about and boast about and that is Jesus and what He did for us on the cross.
There is nothing else worthy to be boasted about in my life or yours! All of our boasting will lead to our embarrassment sooner or later unless we brag on Jesus.