There is a Creator and there are those created. A man does not, with full knowledge of the Other, breach this reality. As Solomon wisely advised, “[God] is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few” (Ecclesiastes 5:2).
In the end, God’s man doesn’t have to pray for humility as much as he needs to remember his place. God is like a craftsman, wielding full control over His tools to build and create, asking us for freedom and control to practice his master craft within us. It’s humbling to be worked on by others, but in God’s case, it helps to remember that He is bigger, smarter, and stronger. Positionally, God wins. But understanding His heart inclines God’s man toward true humility.
Today I will remember this pearl of wisdom:
There is a God, and I am not Him.