Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of the great; For it is better that he say to you, “Come up here,” Than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen.Proverbs 25:6-7
Pride is the greatest downfall to humanity. One of the reasons many people reject God, is not due to lack of evidence, its pride. We want to be exalted, our flesh longs for people to worship us! The thought of God ruling over us is appalling to the wicked person. They want to be God themself, but if they truly understood what they were asking of, they would realize how foolish they are
Think about todays society, what do kids want to be when they grow up? They want to be an actor, or they want to be a professional athlete, or they want to be a rock star. Why? Because they want the glory and fame, they want the power and prestige. This is all idolatry. Its in our fallen nature to want to be worshipped, to want to be powerful. We want to please the lusts of the flesh
Nobody in the flesh says they want to be a servant of Jesus Christ! Everyone wants to go to Heaven, but they are not willing if they have to be a worker in the Fathers House. This is why Christianity is about self denial and not self worship. As Jesu said “Unless your Born Again you wont see the Kingdom of Heaven” (John 3:3) Until you deny the flesh you cant be in the presence of holiness.
Many people in Christianity want to make a name for themselves, they want a big ministry with a big title. Its better to wait for Jesus to say “Come up here” then to make yourself get up there. This is why alot of ministries become self centered more than Christ centered. It becomes more appealing to the flesh than being led by the Holy Spirit
Heavenly Father, we’ll wait for you to command us to “Come up Here” until then we will serve you and worship you with all our heart, mind, and soul in Jesus name Amen