“Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than breath. Do not trust in oppression and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.” (Psalm 62:9-10)
In the grand scheme of things, we are people made in the image of God. We have created an illusion that there are greater and lesser, but there really is only the Lord God and all that He has made. Who are we that we would be mindful of ourselves? Set your heart upon the Lord and His ways, knowing the goodness that He has revealed, and walk humbly in His ways at all times.
Lord, my mind is filled will all of the pollution of this age, knowing that we are taught from the youngest age that there are greater and lesser. Yes, we should be respectful, but teach me to respect without revering those in positions of authority whom You have placed above me. Lead me into humility that I would learn the true position of all things and know that You alone are God.
Lord Jesus, You have condescended to come to a place that You alone can hold. You are God and man. You have come to lift us up by bringing us down. In the mystery of faith, help me see in You the hope that You alone bring and the salvation that You alone make possible. Guide me, O Lord, in the way I should go and help me see in You my life, my hope and all that I need. Amen.