Thursday, July 9, 2009

Boasting Is A Premonition to Disaster.

I hear people boast everyday about what they will become. nations set their budgets for the next ten years and others challenge God. Models have boats and not long they were struck  with cancer. Spouses have boasted about their marriages, but months after their marriage fell apart. Students have boasted and on the day of the examination, they fell ill. Others have boasted of being he best drives, and on the very day they struck and killed someone. Oh ye humble, hear me; “For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that (James 4:15) and finally proverbs 21:1 says: “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth (Prov 27:1).

No human being can determine their destiny. In 1901 her majesty Queen Victoria was on her dying bed and the English planned to enthrone her son Bertie as Edward VII. Newspapers carried it this way: “here is a proclamation that on a certain day Prince Edward will be crowned king at Westminster and there is no Deo volonte, God willing”. Unfortunately, man proposes but God disposes and on that day the future king had appendicitis and the ceremony and enthronement were postponed. Who disposed here?

In June 1812, Napoleon quoted and added to the Bible saying: “man proposes but God disposes. But I propose and dispose too”. He proposed to invade Russia and make the whole of Europe his. Unbelievably he came without a mantle and scepter. When Alexander took over Europe he instituted Christian principles of governance and management. That is how man proposes but God disposes.

Voltaire the French philosopher once said that the destiny of man is in his own hands and not God and that, in the next one hundred years, the Bible will be wiped off the surface of the earth. He planned to use his printing press. One hundred years later after his death, his printing press began printing Bibles.

In April 14, 1912, when asked about the Titanic, an employee of the ship boasted, “God himself could not sink the ship.” It did not need God to sink because when the ship collided with an iceberg, it sank south of the Newfoundland. 

 “A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps (Prov 16:9). There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD that shall stand (Prov19:21). There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD (Prov 21:30). Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not (Lam 3:37)? I want you to always honor God in every plan you make. 

Until then, the Lord is against boasting.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

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