Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the proper time. —1 Peter 5:6
Jesus identified Himself as the rejected Stone spoken of in the Old Testament: “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This came from the Lord; it is wondrous in our sight” (Psalm 118:22–23). He stressed the importance of how we choose to respond to His lordship: “Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but on whomever it falls, it will shatter him” (Luke 20:18).
Some people who may seem “broken” have not been broken at all. Rather they have been crushed by their circumstances because of their unwillingness to voluntarily fall on the Rock and be broken. Don’t wait for God to break you. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God. Fall on the Rock—Christ Jesus, who was broken for you—and cultivate the habit of crying out with the tax collector, “God, be merciful to me a sinner” and with David, “Have mercy on me, O God.”
Make it Personal
Humble yourself before Him today, so that you can be broken rather than crushed.