Seeking Jesus First - May 11, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - May 11, 2023
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Seeing the word “LET” so much in The Word, and understanding it as instruction and invitation with implied permission and authorization, LET us pay the more earnest heed without taking on a sense of superiority when we are successful…

One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.” (Romans 14:5, NKJV)

We are not better than others because we have more or less freedom. We each walk by our own faith  in Christ Jesus. It is an individual relationship with God by The Spirit.  Holy Spirit is our teacher and our guide.

So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.” (Romans 14:12–13, NKJV)

At the end of the day, the month, the year and the age, God is the one who judges according to His word. We will give account of ourselves to Him. He did not give us authority to judge one another. There is no “LET” there. There is a “LET NOT”.

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” (Galatians 5:26, NKJV)

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.” (Philippians 3:13–16, NKJV)

Even Apostle Paul did not live around others as one who had “arrived”. He lived his life in faith, hope and love. He followed the righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. He pressed forward toward the prize of His calling in Christ Jesus, sharing in the divine nature and inheritance of Christ.

A life in Christ does not allow for conceit or pride or the mistreatment or denigration of others. A leader does not lord over others but serves them. A leader without humility is going in the wrong direction. Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

However, the one who humbles himself before God will be exalted in due season.