Thursday, February 10, 2011


Stories of the Knights of the Round Table are fascinating. Even intriguing. There are many hidden messages in the way they do 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 would have to look up to them.

In fact, the expression "Get off of your high horse" originated from their exploits. It meant to the onlookers, "Stop acting as if you are above us!"

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 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 and to bring Him glory and honor. But it is quite another thing to have an inflated opinion of our value or our importance. We have what we have because of His grace and we must realize at all times that we are who we are and have what we have to serve Him nobly.

Prayer: Father, may we be ever thankful for all of the gifts You have given us and use them in serving You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Proverbs 21:4 A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.

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