"Who Am I?"

"Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?"
2Samuel 8: 18b

I have a confession to make.  Every once in awhile I get extremely cocky and annoyingly judgmental.  I have this tendency to look down my nose at others. I judge the behavior of those around me and say to myself, "I would never..." I have a very, very bad habit of placing myself on a pedestal. During these ugly moments, my memory becomes incredibly selective. I take credit for things that I never really accomplished on my own.  I falsely believe that I earned things that were gracious, lavish gifts.

Occasionally, though, in those moments my pride is brought to a screeching halt and my self erected pedestal comes crashing to the ground.  Every once in awhile a simple line of scripture cuts through all the crap.

This morning is one of those "once in awhiles."

Thanks, God.