Psalms 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Although God may use a person to give you a promotion, it should never be forgotten that He is the source of it all. Pharaoh was used to promote Joseph, but ultimately it came from God. Because God has sovereign rule, He was the one who determined whether it would happen. Psalms 75:6-7 emphasizes this point by declaring that our promotion does not come from the east, west nor south; the point the scripture is making is that our promotion is in the hands of God and no one else. Since He is the judge, He decides who goes up or down.
There are three (3) implications of the fact that our promotion comes from God. The first is that we must look to God for our promotion. Rather than putting your hope and confidence in a particular person to give you a promotion, expect God to do it. If David was depending on Saul to give Him his promotion it would never have happened.
The second implication is that because our promotion comes from God we must seek to please Him first. Daniel and the three (3) Hebrew boys were more interested in pleasing God first in Daniel 1, hence why they refused to eat the palace food because it was devoted to idols. Because their priority was to please God, Daniel and the three (3) Hebrew boys were given positions of authority in Daniel 2.
Finally, another implication of the fact that our promotion comes from God, is that no man can stop it from happening. Joseph’s brother tried to stop his dream from coming to pass, but God had the final say. Stay expectant that God will give you a promotion while you focus on pleasing Him.
Life Application: Consistently act in a manner that pleases God and expect God to give you a promotion.
Prayer: Lord, my help and promotion comes for you and you only. May, I never worry nor fear when things go contrary to what you have promised. May I rest assured that you will promote me in due season. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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