Maybe it’s just me, but arrogance really irritates me. I’m baffled by people who act like they’ve “arrived.” If you’ve lived a few years, I’m sure you’ve stumbled across a few. What about Mr./Mrs. “Big Shot” – just received the promotion and now s/he is too important to speak? Or maybe you’ve encountered “Vanity Smurf” – flaunting her/his riches although you remember the rags. Arrogant people really get under my skin.
That’s why I appreciate Moses. Although he had been an instrument of GOD’S awesome power, his head didn’t swell. When Jethro, his father-in-law, came to visit, he bowed low in reverence. What a great example he set for us!
No matter where life takes you, remember how you got there. And, here’s a gentle reminder from JESUS: “But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Matthew 23:12, New Living Translation). Humility is the way to heights unknown.