“All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord,
When they hear the words of Your mouth.
Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
For great is the glory of the Lord.
Though the Lord is on high,
Yet He regards the lowly;
But the proud He knows from afar.” (Psalm 138:4-6, NKJV)
We get discouraged with political leadership, don’t we? Nearly every day embarrassing headlines feature powerful leaders – from presidents, to congressmen, to world diplomats.
Regardless of the truth of these reports, mankind reeks of failure – from the least of us to the greatest. Truth be told, even we moms display fickleness, sometimes letting our families down.
But not God; that’s where He differs from us. And someday, Scripture says, every knee will bow, every mouth confess His Lordship.
We see in this passage that all God’s words and ways are praiseworthy. All.of.them.
Where else will we find a flawless leader? No other’s glory is greater than His.
And the wonder is this: even though He is high and lifted up above all others, He regards the lowly.
It’s evident from the smallest seed of creation to the humble details of Christ’s birth.
There was nothing special about Jesus’ looks. Isaiah 53:2 says, “He had no form or comeliness.” The next time you feel intimidated, let this passage comfort your soul. He holds the lowly closest because they acknowledge their neediness.
Remember, the secret of dwelling in His presence is praise.
“Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.”
― Andrew Murray, Humility