There was an uprising the other day in one of the kitchen cabinets. A mere plastic cup had the audacity to tell the other cups that he was the most important of all the drinking cups simply because he was reached for more than the others. The argument that ensued contained a lot of complaints lodged against the uppity cup, as well as many other cups stating emphatically that they were the most important cup of all. And then silence broke out when the old tarnished brass goblet cleared his throat and said in a quiet voice, “I am not the greatest, but I am thankful when the master decides to take me out of this cabinet.
Without any humans around to use them, none of those cups mean anything. If a person was to own the house, put all of those cups in there, and then move away never to use them, what good do any of them do? They all serve at the pleasure of those who are in the house. Some will be used to hold cold drinks, while others hot, and even some will hold chemicals and blood. And after everyone gets used, they must all be washed clean.
One definition of stiff necked is sticking ones head up with their nose pushed up in the air to where their head is immovable. Remember something very important and often forgot: we are clay. We are made from the same dirt that covers the earth. When clay becomes hard, it can no longer be used, and so is broken and discarded. It is only when we acknowledge that without the Master Potter we are nothing and we serve at His pleasure, making us no better than any other vessel, that we become pliable in His hands.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of YaHuWaH, and He shall lift you up.” (James 4:10) What good does it do us when we get to do what we want only to be broken and discarded because we became hardened? YaHuWaH prefers to use the lowly donkey instead of the high and mighty prophet riding the donkey, as was the case with Balaam.
James goes on to tell us: “Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh …
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