Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cartoon: Crowning ourselves

Cartoon of a boy with a crown. He says, “Nobody treats me like a king.  Get ready for the mother of all temper tantrums!”

This cartoon is based on Psalm 36:1-2

 1 An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked:

         There is no fear of God before his eyes.
 2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes,
         When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. (Psalm 36:1-2, New King James Version)

We find it hard to admit when we have a pride problem. We hate to admit we like to put ourselves in front of everyone. Yet, thanks to sin, that's how we react to the world. 

We put ourselves on a pedestal. We like to flatter ourselves and we sure hate it when our faults are revealed. What does the Psalmist say is the solution? We need to put God first in our eyes. To fear God means to take him seriously. That's hard to do when we are more concerned about our own problems, or even complain to God about how He's handling the world. 

Today, let us put God first. It saves us a whole bunch of problems, and a few temper tantrums.

I drew this in Adobe Illustrator CS2

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