Reminder to Practice Humility
6 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
7 For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
The scriptures above (Proverbs 25) simply remind us that we should practice humbling ourselves instead of feeling pompous and risking be abased.
Nebuchadnezzar, the great king of Babylon, forgot to continue to use humility, especially towards God. This made him wander the wilderness for seven years.
The scripture above says we should not put ourselves in the presence of kings and great men. There is a fine line of exerting confidence and being arrogant. Unless one is sure of the “shot,” acting with humility will always win.
It is better for someone to come and get you in the regular seats and say come up on stage with the guest of honor. Certainly, everyone will be intrigued to know who you are and why you are esteemed with the great men.
The flip side is to hastily and arrogantly put yourself on stage only to be asked to give your seat to another. The humility and shame you’ll feel will be easy part to deal with. Building your image and confidence back up in the eyes of others will be the more difficult part.
Keep humility in your heart!