“For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:18 (NKJ)
There is only one God who has the power to control, the right to judge, and who deserves all praise. When you try to control, want to judge others, or seek praise, you are taking God’s place. When you try to take God’s place, you are walking in a state of rebellion that is completely against the character of Jesus. Jesus trusted God’s control, didn’t come to judge, and didn’t seek man’s praise.
Specific Questions to Ask
- Does it bother you that someone may have the right to rule over you? Explain.
- Does it bother you when things don’t go your way? Why?
- Do you get impatient when people don’t do things “right”?
- Do you look for approval or thanks from others? Why?