Hello, God has given me something in 1 Kings 20:11 which says,
“The King of Isreal answered, “Tell him: ‘One who puts on armor should not boast like one who takes it off.’ “
What does this verse meen? It basically meens that someone who is going into battle, shouldn’t act like he’s already won it, because Ben-Hadad was boasting in a fancy way how he would win the battle, and Ahab was telling him not to boast like that, when you haven’t fought yet, this reminds me of the verse in Mathew 23:12 which says,
“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
Because Ben-Hadad was exalting himself, and it also reminds me of 1 Peter 5: the last part of 5 which says,
“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Jesus humbled Himself down to not only human form, but to dying on a cross for a bunch of sinful wretches, who mocked Him, and spit at Him, and He gave us grace, on the cross, He was taking our sins, on the cross, and He gave us His grace, on the cross. Thank you Jesus!! Jesus actually loved us wretched sinners so much, that He died on the cross for us.
We should follow Jesus, take Him as an example, and humble ourselves, we can humble ourselves, because Jesus humbled Himself on the cross, and died for us.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland