Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with true humility:
“All the men assigned to the camp of Judah, according to their divisions, number 186,400. They will set out first.”
Somebody has to go first, Jesus –
which is totally different from wanting to be first.
The person who wants to be first is looking for power, fame and honor.
The person who is willing to go first knows it could cost him everything.
From a distance, going first looks glamorous.
Up close…not so much.
The person who goes first…
walks out on the ice to see if it’s frozen
heads down the path to see if the enemy is waiting
takes the new medicine to see if it’s safe
pets the strange dog to see if he’s friendly
approaches the boss to see if she’ll listen to reason
sniffs the milk to see if it’s gone bad.
Make me willing
to be last
and go first.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.