Mighty Before Men, Humble Before God
Those who seek to be mighty before men must learn to be humble before God. "Moses went up to God... ", "Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the Lord had commanded him to speak" (Exodus 19:3,7). "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed", "He travelled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons" (Mark 1:35,39). The Psalmist was unable to speak for the Lord; "My mouth is dried up... my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth" (Psalm 22:15). What did he do? He prayed - "But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me" (Psalm 22:19).