I WILL BOAST
Often, we boast in our own strength. When David brought the Ark of Lord back to Jerusalem, a man named Uzzah (meaning ‘strength’) reached out and took hold of the Ark when the oxen stumbled. Uzzah was struck down because of this irreverent act and died beside the Ark of God (2 Samuel 6:1-7).
God has an issue with it when we try to do things of the Kingdom in our own strength. The Word of God tells us, “Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord” (Proverbs 16:5); and anyone who is prideful and looks down upon others shall be humbled and “the Lord alone will be exalted” (Isaiah 2:11).
We must always know where our strength comes from. King Herod received the praises of man and did not give glory to God, and as a result, he was struck down by an angel of the Lord (Acts 12:20-23). In contrast, when Paul and Barnabas performed a miracle, and the people called them gods, Paul and Barnabas rushed to correct them and instructed them to turn to the living God (Acts 14:8-15). Meekness is not weakness, and humility is understanding that God is the one with the strength.
We must humbly come before God and allow Him to fill our weaknesses with His glory. This is when He begins to work in us and through us. When there are miracles, signs and wonders, we don’t boast in ourselves, but we “boast in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:31), giving Him all the glory.