May 11: Disorder
Scripture Lesson: James 3:13-16
On this date in 2008, fans at Shea Stadium sat through a 13 minute
delay in the top of the ninth inning after David Ross batted out of order, hitting
in Corey Patterson’s place in the line-up. Ross made an out and created a
puzzling situation. The very confused umpires eventually made the right call,
telling Ross to bat again, but with one out, and without Patterson having an
opportunity to come to the plate. Batting out of order is an automatic out.
James writes a strong lesson for us today. We show our wisdom by
living a good life with deeds done in humility. The opposite is also true: when
we harbor envy and act with selfish ambition, that is not from God, but from
Satan. Where selfish “me first” behavior occurs, disorder will ensue. Whatever
we do, it must be done in all humility. When we allow selfishness and envy to
creep into our lives, it is an automatic out with God. Instead of serving
others and living for Him, we begin to elevate ourselves to an importance
reserved only for God! Talk about disorder, that kind of living brings it on!
we show wisdom, according to our passage today?
does selfishness and envy come from?
we make sure there is order in our lives?
Today may we truly see how we are living our lives…..are we in or
out with God?
Posted on Wed, May 11, 2016
by David Daly