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SNOBBISH

1 Chronicles 15:29 “It happened when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and celebrating; and she despised him in her heart.”

LOOKING AT THE WRONG THING

I don’t know if you remember or not, but Michal was the younger daughter of Saul and David’s first wife.  When David was forced to flee from Saul’s wrath, Saul gave her to another man as his wife.  Years later when David became king he wanted her back.  Apparently, this was done without Michal’s input and she resented it.

Perhaps she thought since she was Saul’s daughter she was better than everyone else. When she saw David acting unkingly (yes, I just made up that word, lol), she was embarrassed.  She didn’t understand David’s abandonment in worship.  She was obviously too full of herself.

TEACHING MOMENT

 Our children must be taught to not see themselves better than anyone else.  By that I mean they should not look down on anyone.  As my brother-in-law used to say, “No one has arrived.”  Instead of looking down on others, we need to teach them to look up to the Lord.  When things are seen through His eyes there is no room for snobbish behavior.

Let me encourage you, mom and dad, to nip an obnoxious attitude in the bud. Don’t let this prideful (in the wrong way) attitude continue.  Not only does this attitude drive a wedge between them and others, but it will also do the same between them and the Lord.

Are you looking down at others? Do you think you are too good for some act of service? No one has arrived.  We are all on the journey.  You may be further down the road, but we are all headed in the same direction – eternity.  Shouldn’t we all be more concerned about bringing as many as possible along with us?

Father, I know pride can be a good thing.  Help me keep my pride focused on boasting on You, not myself.  Thank You for walking with me on the path you have chosen for me.

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