Thursday morning I didn’t have much time and I did not want to rush through my study so I didn’t do it. As I was cooking breakfast I glanced over the counter and there was my daughter’s small Bible. I picked it up and began reading in the book of Luke. It spoke of the teachers that taught God’s law and prayed long prayers because they were more concerned with impressing people rather than giving God the glory He deserves.
That very same night, as the kids’ bedtime approached, we sat down to do our devotional and you guessed it…the lesson was in the book of Luke. The same exact verses I had read that morning, Luke 20: 41-47. It was a warning to those who know what God expects of us yet are out to impress others and bring attention to themselves.
Romans 12:3 states, “Do not think of yourself higher than you ought but rather think of yourself with sober judgement in accordance to the faith God has given you.”
In all that you do give the glory to God and don’t think you are deserving of anything. It is good to be praised for the good things you do. Accept the praises with a humble heart and if the things you do go un-noticed, so be it. Either way it is and should be all about Jesus.
There is a song I love by Jody McBrayer called “To Ever Live Without Me” and I will leave you with the song’s chorus...
“It was all about a man, it was all about a cross. It was all about the blood that was shed so I would not be lost. It was all about a love that was bigger than a lie. It was all about the freedom that was given through your sacrifice. That you would rather die than to ever live without me.”
Ask God to show you your flaws and He will do it. He will help you and begin to remove the things that displease Him. God Bless!
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