2.5.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on Matthew. Part 10. Ego.

Today we’re talking about egos. About how they can get in the way of so many things. We’ll reference Matthew 2:13-18 here. Herod, completely made with jealousy over another king being proclaimed decides to have every baby 2 and under killed so that he can rid himself of the King Jesus.

It says in verse 16 that he was infuriated when he had been tricked by the wise men. This led to him issuing the death order. All of this, though, was a fulfillment of the prophecy in Jeremiah (Jer. 31:14-15) that says:

“I hear the screams of the anguish weeping, and wailing in Ramah. Rachel is weeping uncontrollably for her children and she refuses to be comforted, because they are dead and gone.”

Notes from the Passion Bible say that Rachel is a metaphor here for all of Israel.

So we have this king Herod who doesn’t want Jesus anywhere near him because he thinks that people will actually catch on to the fact that he is indeed the Savior of the world that has been spoken of all these years. So he becomes infuriated that someone would betray him and doesn’t just have a conference call or try to find these men and throw them in prison, he orders all babies 2 and under to be killed. Pretty harsh reaction.

But, this happened because he didn’t want to lose power. He didn’t want to surrender. His ego got in the way and ruled him. Ruled his decisions. Ruled his life.

Jesus calls us to be free. Calls us to be loved. Calls us to be compassionate and a reflection of Him. In Him there is no ego. In Him there is no desire for fame, for wealth, for all the things that we seek in this world.

In Him there is only the desire to know you more. To know me more. To know all of us more and to have us lean more and more on Him and in Him each and every day.

Today. Don’t let your ego get in the way of your walk with Jesus.

7 Comments

  1. Bruce R B on February 5, 2021 at 6:23 am

    EGO:
    “E”dging
    “G”od
    “O”ut

    • Margaret K on February 5, 2021 at 6:43 am

      Amen – we want to let God in more and more and that means kicking ego to the curb.

    • Sherri H on February 5, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Good analogy Bruce so true

    • Barbara S on February 5, 2021 at 8:56 am

      Love that Bruce!

  2. Suzanne on February 5, 2021 at 6:52 am

    David, was so close with God because his ego never took control. As Bruce says, he never edged God out. Temptation got a hold of him leading him to sin but, he repented. David chose to worship, to follow, and, even as a king, he chose to bow down to God

    • Dave Pettigrew on February 7, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      Amen. David is such a great example for us. He was by no means perfect but his heart kept seeking God over and over again.

  3. Sherri H on February 5, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Amen! Let me be a reflection of You Jesus like I’ve never been before, help me to dive deeper and fall more and more in love with You Jesus

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