Are your eyes looking up towards the Lord seeking help to live this life? 🙌✝️
Let not our hearts be in a state wherein we stop looking to God for help and strength. In my previous post we got to see 2 groups of people who are unable to lift up their head towards God. From the Word of God let’s find out more about the others unable to do the same:
3. Those depending on their own strength cannot lift up their head to God – What does this sentence essentially mean? It means when we rely solely on our own intelligence and wisdom, seeking God’s help looks irrelevant. King David was a great king who fought many battles and subdued powerful enemies; he had a great army under his command. When he was a young boy, he faced a lion, a bear, and Goliath the philistine, but he overcame them with help from God. He trusted God to help him win.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Psalms 20:7
In the olden days, kings would use their best horses and chariots during war to fight and win over their enemies. But for David, the trust upon name of the Lord God was enough to help him win. Horses and chariots refers to manpower and human strength. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. Psalms 147:10. Legs of man refers to human intelligence and wisdom.
4. Those bound with the spirit of infirmity cannot lift their heads up unto God – Spirit of infirmity refers to living in sin and being bound by the natures of sin. Howbeit, when we confess and present our condition, as it is, in God’s presence, there is deliverance right there.
And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. Luke 13:11-12
This woman was not a commoner. She was the daughter of Abraham (as in belonging to the lineage of Abraham). Nevertheless certain natures of sin bound her and kept her bowed down making her unfit to lift herself up. The Publican was one other person who was found in a bowed down state, standing afar off in the temple of God. His ways of unjust tax collecting made him guilty in God’s presence and hence their bent state!
5. A proud person can never lift his/her head before God – A good example of this can be seen in the Scriptures — Naaman, commander in chief of the King of Syria was a leper. He spent lots of money to be cured, but to no avail. Finally he heard of the great prophet Elisha in the land of Israel through his maid. 2 Kings 5:13-19.
When Naaman came to see Elisha with his entourage, he expected the prophet to come out of his house, lay his hands on the sickness and then he would be healed. But nothing of this happened, expect Elisha asking Naaman to go and wash in the river Jordan 7 times and he would be healed. Naaman was offended with this. Nonetheless when he obeyed what Elisha asked him to do, he was fully healed.
Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 2 Kings 5:14
May God help us! ❤️