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“But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil” (James 4:16).

Self-confidence and a can-do attitude are the backbone of good living.  Really?  Sometimes our independent thinking is nothing more than arrogance.  Come then and see how the Lord can and does deal with arrogance, granting humility and a willing spirit.  The Lord knows your weaknesses and desires to make of you someone who is in Him forever.  Shed the arrogance and learn from the Lord.

Lord, You know where I am weak and want others to recognize me.  Guide me Lord so that I may be guided in Your goodness and according to Your mercy into true humility.  Lead me according to Your goodness to know that in You is all hope and an eternal future.  May I not look to myself, but to You to see through the fog of this age and know that You are the One through whom all things have their being.

Lord Jesus, You could have come into this world as a great king demanding allegiance.  For You, it would not have been arrogant.  But instead, You came humbly as the servant of all to show us the way.  If You, who are Lord and Master of us all, came humbly, then who am I to have any arrogance at all?  Lead me, O Lord, in order that I would follow Your example and be led by You and learn what You will teach me.  Amen.