Kitchen Table Devotional
But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position; 10 and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.
Don’t let your outside determine your inside. Your place is determined by God, not poverty or position. Glory, rejoice, celebrate, where God has put you, seated next to Him in the heavenly realms (Eph 2:6) We don’t have to accept poverty, pain, or peril as our place in this life, but we can’t let poverty, pain, or peril determine our place in life either. Paul said that “in Him, we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). So don’t let your outside determine who you are on the inside, rich or poor. Let your inside determine your outside. You are who God says you are. God loves you, don’t settle for any other opinion.