Text: Daniel 3:13-15
““I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
I once read of how a former president of Brazil, Tancredo Neves, boasted of becoming the President of Brazil without God. During the presidential campaign, Tancredo said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from presidency. Yes, he got the votes, but he got sick and died a day before he was to be inaugurated as president.
Foolish people boast of their self-sufficiency and capabilities without recognizing God. “O Lord, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep. A senseless man does not know, Nor does a fool understand this.” (Psa 92:5-6). One who does not recognize God in his/her life and affairs is described as being senseless. He is also described in other bible translations as foolish, naive, ignorant, proud, stupid, brutish, mindless and spiritually insensitive. They are dullards and simpleton!
Such was king Nebuchadnezzar when he decided he would cast the three Hebrew men into the furnace if they didn’t bow to his golden image and he boasted against God. “…And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?”(Daniel 3:15b). He had to learn the greatness of God’s works by joining the animal kingdom for seven seasons! What a hard way to learn but he got another opportunity.
Friends, never allow any kind of boasting in your life or even in your heart. Self-sufficiency and independence from God are manifestations of inner pride. Don’t act as God in another’s life. Don’t even think that without you someone can’t fulfill destiny. Beware of indispensability mentality. Don’t ever think that they can’t do without you. To think as such is to equate yourself with God, for only God is indispensable.
1. Father, I renounce any kind of boasting and pride in my life and affairs in Jesus name.
2. Father, please step into the affairs of Nigeria and stop all the boasters in Jesus name.
1. Boasters are senseless and foolish.
2. God is my sufficiency and without Him, I can do nothing