WAH LOK'S WORSHIP DEVOTIONS
Welcome to my devotional page. I have written these devotions specially for those involved in the worship ministry. As you read them daily, I hope you will walk closer with God. Try to do one devotion per day and not all at one go. I pray my devotional thoughts will help you dedicate your music to God.
Day 17 - A SPIRITUAL CHECK UP FOR PRIDE
Scripture Reading: Eze 28:1-19
28:1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying, 2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your heart is lifted up, And you say, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, In the midst of the seas,' Yet you are a man, and not a god,
Though you set your heart as the heart of a god
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.
17 "Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.
Theologians all agree that this passage is referring to Lucifer himself, the archangel who fell from grace. Some people think Satan is an ugly creature because he is typified as ugly in cartoon pictures. But contrary to this thinking, the Bible shows us that he is indeed a very beautiful creation. In particular, he was created with timbrels (percussion) and pipes (wind ). He was not only beautiful but gifted in music. Many believe he was created with music as he was the archangel whose task was to worship God and fill His throne with praises. But why did Lucifer fall ? The answer is given in verse 1 and 17. His heart was lifted up. Pride caused his fall.
Do a spiritual check up on your life today. Does your musical talent make you proud ? Do you think you are always better than the other musician next to you ? Do you have difficulty submitting to your leaders ? Be careful of pride. It could cause your downfall just as it caused Lucifer's downfall.
Father I repent of any pride in my life. I thank you for giving me my musical talent. I acknowledge that all my abilities come from you. I commit to use my talents for your glory alone.
© Copyright. Ng Wah Lok 2002