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Isaiah 66:1.2   Thought/Prayer:  Poor?  Topics:  2 at end.

“Heaven is My Throne
Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you build to me? and where is the place of my rest?
For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.”  (AKJV)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)

Here the Lord is stating the fact that His throne is heaven and He has made everything.  Mankind did not create the cosmos!: “For all those things has my hand made.”  We are totally unable to imagine in our greatest thoughts, how all of this happened.  God did not depend upon humankind when He was forming all of the universe.  (Knowing how flawed we are, we should be grateful that we were not asked to help!)

But . . . the last portion of this scripture brings us down to what should be our humility, in direct contrast to what God has just told us about His powers and prowess.  This is where we, the flawed by sin and unworthy, can relate.  Or can we?

The last portion reads, “. . . but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.”  Is this you?  Is this me?  We should hope so.

It is so easy for us humans to want to elevate our own selves, in our own sight; in the sight of others; even in the sight of God.  Have you never thought to yourself, “Well, God, see?  I was very able to accomplish” . . . whatever.  “Aren’t I great?  I’m trying very hard to pat my own self on my back.  Now if I just weren’t wearing out my shoulder at it . . . ”

Yes, pride and foolishness can live very close to us.  But here, to whom is it that God says He looks?  A man who is poor.  Of a contrite spirit.  Who trembles at His words. 

Well, we who believe may continually struggle against the elevation of our own selves.  But think of these words.  God looks to us when we are poor.  It is the opinion of some, that this does not mean without cash.  Instead, it can mean humble.  So how poor are you or I?  Only you or I can answer that in our hearts; but God knows.

We all like to have pride in the tasks we do, perhaps not to elevate ourselves but to have tried to do a good job.  But have you ever heard a winner of an award who strutted around during the speech he was giving, with hired persons behind him to give pats on his back at certain junctures?  No, mostly the folks to receive awards for their good work receive them with humble words and attitude.  We see here that our Lord honors this and considers such a person as worthy to consider.

Lord, help us who work for created LIFE to do our work before You in poor-ness.  Help us to be spiritually poor in humility.  And thank You that You care so much about the most humbly poor persons of all:  the preborn in mothers’ wombs.

Topics:  Pray to be poor before the Lord, in attitude, in all that is done in pro-LIFE work.
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