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Monday, June 1, 2009

Do I seek to please men?

 

Galatians 1

Paul starts this book with a strong reminder that he is NOT of men, and neither by man, but by Jesus Christ!

He is writing because he found out that the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ was being perverted. He exhorted the church in Galatia to remember that if any word goes against what they and angels had preached that it was not of god.   He was cursing those who were preaching a perverted gospel.

Paul also reminded them that he did not preach to please men, and the work he does is not for men. He strongly stated that if he sought to please men then he should not be the servant of Jesus Christ.

Fast forward to the modern church today, we are finding those who are preaching from the pulpit- are preaching a perverted gospel. Sin is running ramped within the body of Christ and the words “ I am a Christian”, bring no conviction or have no value in our society. WHY??

Have we gone so far from the Gospel?

Are we living for our flesh so much that we look NO different than the average “heathen”?

God forbid!!

Dear Saints- as we face a new week- exam yourself look at your outer shell. Does your dress, your actions show that you are a follower of Jesus Christ? Or do you look NO different than your neighbor?

We are called to be a peculiar people- zealous of good works.

Tts 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

peculiar

1) that which is one's own, belonging to one's possessions

a) a people selected by God from the other nations for his own possession

 

zealous

1) one burning with zeal, a zealot

2) used of God as jealous of any rival and sternly vindicating his control

3) most eagerly desirous of, zealous for, a thing

a) to acquire a thing, (zealous of)

b) to defend and uphold a thing, vehemently contending for a thing

 

Lord, as we face another week help us be the people you have called us to be, peculiar to the World and zealous to do good works for Christ.  In Jesus I pray-Amen.

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