The other day while finding our way in the mountains, our GPS got totally confused. Her voice stayed confident as she told us take the second exit at the round point where there was none! There were several times that had we obeyed her, we would have turned right into the mountainside! After listening to her continue to give us outrageous directions, we finally just turned her off! Thankfully, we had an old fashioned map as a back up. But not once did she apologize! She never said, “I was wrong and you were right!”
Today’s verse talks about more grace that is given to the humble. As undeserving as we are, those who can come clean with the Lord about their failures experience His favor. But there is something in all of us that bristles at the thought of admitting our errors. Sometimes, the only way it can happen is if we can point to extenuating circumstances! Or we can maybe admit we were wrong if someone can share our chagrin. It is never a comfortable experience.
As uncomfortable as it is to be humbled, His grace makes it worth it! I would much rather live in His favor than have Him be opposed to me. But each time I allow pride, stubbornness and determined independence from Him to creep into my day, I am foregoing His desire to bless me. Half the time I do not even realize it is happening as I am so full of it! How good of Him to bring me to my knees!
Forgive me my pride, Lord. Oh how I need your grace today!