Key Verse: Verse 27- "John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven."
Key Words: A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven
Have you ever heard someone say about himself or ever said about someone else, “They are a self-made man”? Sorry to be the one to tell them that the self-made man doesn’t exist.
We read in Psalm 139:14a, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” If we are made by God, then we aren’t self-made; we are God-made!
Many people have mini TVs in their homes. In the bathroom or the kitchen, a little TV will be available to facilitate some sort of entertainment while they are involved in another activity. In the bathroom, a lady can dress, put on her makeup, and fix her hair, all while watching the news. In the kitchen, dinner can be prepared at the same time a favorite show is on. But these little TVs are not really designed for seeing the big picture. The screens are just too small. When a person really wants to see the full picture in all of its detail, they will watch TV on the bigger TV in the living room – the fifty-four inch…the big screen. In the kitchen or bathroom, you glance, but in the living room you really see because the screen is bigger.
One of the reasons that man believes he is self-made is because he is looking at the small screen of self. But God wants us to look at the big picture and see things as they really are…that we are not self-made, but we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Remember, every ability you have comes from God.
What to do:
✞ Look at the big picture and see God, not self.
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