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Daily Encounter: A Week-day Devotional by Richard (Dick) Innes of ACTS International.

Friday, August 17, 2018


I Am the Greatest

"For by the grace given me I say to one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you."1

"Muhammad Ali is considered the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. He won 56 out of his 61 professional fights and knocked out 37 opponents. His most famous catch phrase was, 'I am the greatest!'

"One day, Ali was seated in an airplane when the flight attendant came up the aisle to make sure that all the passengers had their seat belts fastened. Reaching Ali's seat, she asked him to buckle up.

"'Hmph!' the champ sneered, 'Superman don't need no seat belt!'

"The flight attendant smiled sweetly and replied, 'Superman don't need no airplane, either.'

"Ali fastened his seat belt.

"The greater our success, the greater the risk of us thinking too highly of ourselves."2

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to be realistic about my abilities—never thinking too highly (or too lowly) of myself. And may I always give thanks, and the glory, to you for the gifts that you have given me, and never deceive myself into thinking and believing that the praise and glory for these gifts belong to me. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Romans 12:3 (NIV).
2. Os Hillman, "The Success Test," The Upside of Adversity. Cited on: KneEmail. www.forthright.net/kneemail/

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