Does being tough make you better than others? In the fifth It’s All About book, a hyena feels that being tough does just that. However, along comes another animal who gives the hyena a reason to think differently. After all, God desires for us to be tough with his strength. We all need to take heed to Proverbs 1:10 (TLB): “If young toughs tell you, ‘Come join us,’ turn your back on them.
Do you think that being strong makes you better than others? An ox, who is known for being strong, finds out about his weakness. In this fourth book of the “It’s All About” series, a strong ox comes across some hyenas who weaken his strength and are a reminder that the strong should not brag. This is what the Lord says: “Wise men must not brag about their wisdom. Strong men must not brag about their strength.”(Jer. 9:23 ICB)
Do you brag because your ability is better than others? Along with a giraffe and a mouse, an owl now appears to make its point in the All About series. Declaring that it’s all about being SMART, the owl also learns that boasting, bragging, and disrespect of others is not how God desires us to behave. Lesson learned: “Live together in peace with each other. Do not be proud, but make friends with those who seem unimportant. Do not think.....
Do you boast about your ability to do things? Just like the giraffe in the It’s All About book series, along comes a mouse who does the same thing. Although he shared a lesson on humility with the giraffe, he forgot to live up to it himself. Consequently, the mouse also learns that his boastful behavior only leads to trouble. “May the Lord silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue” (Psalm 12:3 NIV).
Do you think you are better than others? Follow along in a rhyme with delightful illustrations as a very proud giraffe brags to his friends about how special he is. He thinks he’s the best because he’s taller than the rest. He soon learns a lesson in humility––a lesson taught through the love of Jesus. “Be humble” (1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore, under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time, NIV).