Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron. Leave a comment and share a scripture that has impacted you this week.
Here's the scripture that stuck this week:
I Kings 16:1-4 The Message
1-4 The word of God came to Jehu son of Hanani with this message for Baasha: "I took you from nothing—a complete nobody—and set you up as the leader of my people Israel, but you plodded along in the rut of Jeroboam, making my people Israel sin and making me seethe over their sin. And now the consequences—I will burn Baasha and his regime to cinders, the identical fate of Jeroboam son of Nebat. Baasha's people who die in the city will be eaten by scavenger dogs; carrion crows will eat the ones who die in the country."
This is a common problem that still plagues us today. God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and we start to think that, in and of ourselves, we are extraordinary. I look at some leaders who have concerned themselves with titles, power, and money, and I think, "What will it take to wake them up?" God simply reminds Baasha, and at times, us that we came from nothing. More specifically, we came from dirt, that God created. When we start letting pride creep into our lives, I think we should all go out, pick up a handful of dirt, and remember where and Who we came from.
What's your Word?