Thursday, 11 February 2016
When a Queen becomes a Slave - Lent 2
"She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave." - Lamentations 1:1
This verse teaches me about humility. When one is at the top of your game or if you feel as if you are standing tall among your peers, then it is good to remember that even 'Royalty' can lose their positions. Just because we are Kings and Queens today, doesn't mean that we will be that in the future. As soon as you put your neck out above others, then your critics are more than willing to chop your head off.
In this season of Lent, we are reminded that Jesus chose the path of humility (Philippians 2:8) - and that we should do likewise. We are also taught that when we humble ourselves, we will be exalted one day. It is not that God desires us to be lowly slaves our entire lives, but we can't deny that when we become Kings/Queens, we quickly forget our need of God.
"Oh, oh, oh . . .
How empty the city, once teeming with people.
A widow, this city, once in the front rank of nations,
once queen of the ball, she’s now a drudge in the kitchen." - Lamentations 1:1
Philippians 2:8 - And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
Living in Grace