Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
We are told about the “king of Tyrus” in this passage. He was wise – wiser than Daniel the scripture says. He was beautiful, without blemish. He was well to do, with jewels and more than one could ask for. And the list went on. But God’s condemnation was that it was the very things that God had given to Him that caused his heart to be lifted up.
I’m reminded of two things this morning. First, it’s that every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above. If I recognize and give glory to the Lord for what I have and who I am, if anything, I’ll have a heart time allowing those things to lift my heart in pride. Secondly, I ought to be grateful. If My mind, resources, and anything that I have is from the Lord, I must be grateful. Romans 1 shows us the progression when one is ungrateful.
This morning, Might we glory in the fact that all we are and have is from HIM, and might we not just recognize it, but thank Him for it all the days of our lives.