“What’s For Dinner?”

Posted: May 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

Crow & Humble Pie

Imagine that you and your family are traveling across the country to “See the U.S.A. in your new Chevrolet.” (Are you old enough to remember that commercial on TV?) Not long after you’ve been traveling, one of your the kids asks, “Are we there yet? I’m hungry. When are we going to eat?” On the side of the road you see a sign inviting you to a restaurant out in the middle of nowhere. So you decide to stop there for a meal.

After sitting at the table, you’re given a strange looking menu. The only thing on it is “Crow & Humble Pie.” [1] You can’t believe it. But since there is nothing else on the menu, and no other restaurants for miles, and you and they are starving, you decide that you’ll try it. Yuck! Without your knowing it, God intended for you to come to this restaurant to eat. He wanted to teach you a valuable lesson about humility.

Instead of crow and humble pie, God once forced a proud king to eat grass like an animal for seven years. After this harsh lesson, King Nebuchadnezzar, the most powerful king of his day, came to his senses and humbly acknowledged that the Most High God rules in the kingdoms of men and gives it to whomever He wants to give it (Daniel 4:17). Never forget this – He is sovereign. But He allows the devil and his children to try their hardest, without success, to overthrow God. (Read about their foolish plan and God’s advice to them in Psalm 2. It may have an application for you if you’re a rebel at heart.)

“These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:16-19). Read this list again slowly.

Are you, if you’re a Christian, guilty of any of these things? Be honest. If you are, repent (change your mind about what you’ve done), and then confess your sin(s) to God your Father by naming them to Him. Then humbly and gratefully accept His forgiveness (2 Corinthians 7:8-10; 1 John 1:9). With God’s help, don’t keep repeating these things (See Philippians 4:13; Proverbs 28:13).

If you don’t make things right quickly with God and others whom you’ve offended, you could face serious, disciplinary measures. “For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons” (Hebrews 12:6-8). You could become weak, sick, and even die prematurely (1 Corinthians 11:30; See James 5:19, 20; 1 John 5:16). You could also be turned over to the torturers and suffer Satanic or demonic oppression (Matthew 18:34; See 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Timothy 1:20; 2 Timothy 2:24-26).

Pharaoh, the unbelieving, rebellious King of Egypt, refused to submit to God’s command, even though he was given ample warnings to let the Jews leave Egypt (Exodus 5-10). “He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy” (Proverbs 29:1). He and his army perished in the Red Sea, and the Egyptians were made aware of the fact that the God of the Jews alone was/is the true and living LORD (Exodus 15:4). Do you believe this and act accordingly? What do you know about God’s character? See the link below. [2]

Are you puffed up and proud? “For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it” (1 Corinthians 4:7)? Are you proud of your race, place, or face? [3] If so, beware; repent – change your mind before you fall and hurt yourself badly (Proverbs 16:18).

Fellow Christian, with God’s help let us walk humbly before Him and through love serve one another (Galatians 5:13; See Micah 6:8; 1 Corinthians 13; John 13:34, 35). “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).

We’re here to serve and glorify God by trying to make Him known to others and assisting those who are teachable and willing to change for the better (1 Timothy 2:2, 25; 3:16, 17). We have a FREE “Understanding The Times Dispensation Chart” book marker on our website: www.kelseypeach.com. Please make a copy for yourself and a few extras for others.

If this article has helped you, we’d like to know how it has. Then please SHARE this with others. If you aren’t sure of your salvation, please read “The Bad News & Good News.” [4] Click on “Follow” to receive future articles as they come out.

[1] “Eat Crow” – To eat crow means to admit a humiliating error one has made, to concede a humiliating defeat. Crow is an unappetizing food, even listed in the book of Leviticus in the Bible as an animal that is not to be eaten. (See Leviticus 11) (https://grammarist.com/idiom/eat-crow/) To eat humble pie, in common usage, is to face humiliation and subsequently apologize for a serious mistake. Doing this, when necessary, can give us a good conscience toward God (1 Peter 3:21).

[2] God’s Attributes – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/a-caricature-of-god/

[3] Pride https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/pride-of-race-place-and-face/

[4] Bad News & Good Newshttps://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

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