Stories of the Knights of the Round Table are fascinating – often intriguing. There are many hidden messages in the way they did things.
For example, when they were fully dressed, they would ride a large, strong horse to bear the weight of their armor. When they went hunting, they would ride a small, swift horse that could run fast to catch up with the prey. When in a parade, they would ride a tall, high horse. This made them appear bigger than the poor peasant who had no horse at all and was forced to look up to them.
In fact, the expression “Get off your high horse” originated from their exploits. It meant to the onlookers, “Stop acting as if you are above us! Remember, you’re on a horse.”
Wise Solomon had some advice for those who act as if they are above others. He said, “Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.”
God wants us to develop talents carefully and use wisely the skills, talents, and gifts that He has given us. We are to be thankful for all that we can do in His name to bring Him glory and honor. We must never have an inflated opinion of our value or importance. We have what we have because of His grace. We are what we are and what we can be because of Him. We must realize at all times that we are His and are obligated to serve Him faithfully each day.
Prayer: Father, may we be ever thankful for all of the gifts You have given us and use them to honor You. May we set ourselves aside at all times and exalt only You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin. Proverbs 21:4