Who is your Lord & Master!

13 Jul

Him whom you serve is your master

 

Mat 18:3 Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 

You cannot serve more than one master Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

 

James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

 

Matthew 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Matthew 18:3 Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 

God in His Word gives us the tools to discern who we are and who our fellows are and where each stands before the Lord.

 

Far too many place themselves to be gods and proclaim themselves to be the final arbitrator of their own beliefs. After all God created us to think and be sentient, they say. It seems the majority of people who call themselves Christians today have fallen in the trap of “you cannot judge me” or know my heart. But God says we can!

 

In His Word God uses two separate words for judging. Judge not that you be not judged refers to the passing of sentence on someone declaring them as being in Hell or cursed. But the reality is everywhere else God gives us the ability and demands that we judge Fruits to discern whether they are of faith and God, or of flesh and sin.

 

Beware of false prophets requires judging. Discerning fruit is judging. Separate yourselves requires judging. The list goes on and on and very clearly God commands that we judge each other.

 

But this judging goes even deeper, by faith we hold our own thoughts and beliefs up to God’s word.

 

Instead of seeking the daily bread of growth in God’s Word, through fellowship in God’s word, many have taken the easy route of looking for a group to be with on a weekly basis solely on whether the group lines up with their beliefs, rather than with God’s word. Walking with God requires judging the fruits of the potential fellowship according to God’s word. The search each day to verify what God says, shows what is in your heart, this is a daily task that truly puts God ahead of your own heart. Matthew 18:3 speaks to this in that as a little child we bow in our hearts to Him and Him alone, putting our own mind into subjection to Him.

 

Over and over God reinforces this that we drown the flesh, that we kill the old man within us and Put God first in our lives.

 

ACT17.11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

 

So who is your master? Do you put every word of God ahead of your heart? Or do you surrender your heart to some author or scholar or church to translate for you?

 

It is our prayer that you in humility bow down in your heart to God and His Word. That you seek not to make a show of yourselves, but honor God in your heart.

 

Mark 7:6 This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Mark 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

 

It is faith that saves and the fruits of faith are belief in Jesus Christ the Savior whom God has sent, not with your lips, but with your being, the fruits are obvious!!

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