DAY 88: "INSTRUMENTS"
Jared opened the meeting with a reading from Isaiah 10:15 and a prayer. He cautioned against spiritual arrogance, reminding the group that their successes are attributable to God's blessings and that they are merely instruments in His hands. He referenced the prophet Isaiah's prediction of the attack by the Assyrians to illustrate God's control over history.
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!
Spiritual Arrogance Warning
Jared began the meeting with a reading from Isaiah 10:15 before leading a prayer. He warned against spiritual arrogance, advising that Christians should be mindful that their successes are due to God's blessings and that they are merely instruments in His hands.
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
In Christ love Jared W Campbell