Monday, September 21, 2009
Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it?
Or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it?
As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up,
or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood!
One of the dangers in the Christian life is to take credit
for what God does. It is sometimes easier to handle poverty
or weakness than wealth or strength. Poverty causes us to
recognize our need for God. Prosperity persuades us that we
no longer require Him. Be careful how you handle the success
God gives you. As you enjoy His blessings in your family,
your business, or your minisry, keep in mind that you are an
instrument in the hands of the Master.
~Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby~
from: Experiencing God Day by Day