Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Matthew 23:12-
“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
I have always loved a play on words! The definition of exalt is to make noble in character, dignity. In this verse, it means the same things both times, but in two very contrasting ways. In the beginning of the verse, it says those who “exalt themselves will be humbled.” Basically, it is saying (in terms of Beyonce) to always be gracious for what you have been blessed with. Don’t go around bragging boastfully “exalting yourselves”, but be sure to always be thankful for what God has given you, or you will be humbled.
The end of this verse is nothing more than a reminder of God’s love for us. “Those who humbles themselves will be exalted”. Give to others, be kind, love one another, and your reward will be plenty in the end. Don’t look to others as what they can do for you, look to others as what you can do for them. Think of each day as a new opportunity to do good in the world! By doing this, you are being a living example of Gods love for others.
P.S.- Deets on the outfit in the photo above can be found here
Until Next Time!