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!”
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 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. And we must realize at all times that we are who we are 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. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 21:4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.