“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.” (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
Therefore, humble yourselves (tapeinoo: lay low, reduce, lower) under the mighty (krataios: mighty power) hand (cheir: activity, power; upholding and preserving; determining and controlling the destinies of men) of God, that He may exalt (hupsoo: lift up on high, raise to the very summit of opulence, prosperity, dignity, honor and happiness) you at the proper time (kairos: season, opportunity; a fixed, definite, opportune or seasonable time).
I must take action to lower myself and submit to the mighty and powerful hand of God. I must acknowledge, embrace and surrender to the fact that He controls my destiny. When I do so, He will be the One to lift me high in the season that He determines to do so.
Are you living a life to push your own agenda? Do you find yourself often striving to please men and to project a self-image that elevates people’s view of you? Today, I encourage you to do as I’m encouraging myself – to humbly take the lower position. Be concerned with endorsing and promoting one thing, Jesus Christ. It is God’s responsibility to lift me high in His time and His season. Surrender to it today, for God’s promises are true.