A man was driving down a city street, frantically looking for a parking space because he was in danger of being late for an important meeting. Even though he was not a particularly religious fellow, he was desperate enough to resort to prayer.
“Lord, take pity on me,” he implored. “If you find me a parking space, I promise to go to church every Sunday, I will stop swearing and I will give up drinking!”
Miraculously, a parking spot opened up right in front of the building.
The man looked up and said, “Never mind, Lord. I found one myself.”
Sometimes we human beings tend to take credit for things that God does. That’s why God told the Israelites ahead of time that they were not taking the promised land on their own; God was giving it to them.
“Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are stiff-necked people.”—Deuteronomy 9:6.
Let’s make sure that we give credit where credit is due, especially when the Lord is involved!