For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service].
ROMANS 12:3 (AMP)
Often in this world we live in it can become difficult to practice “sound judgement”. We get distracted or do things that prevent us from behaving and thinking in Kingdom ways.
If you get caught up in your day to day life, don’t leave home without the Lord on your mind and in your heart. Then you will remember to live by faith and to operate in the purpose in which you were designed.
Blessing & Peace,
Barbara J Couch, MDiv. Barbarajcouch9@gmail.com
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There are many people today, young and old who have forgotten some basic things about God. Unfortunately, often people have been led astray by leaders or teachers in established churches or home churches. These people focus on almost everything else but having a heartfelt passion and love for God and a love for one’s neighbor.
Today, I want to invite you to be reminded that you will know the truth of what is being taught to you in your local church or by other Christian leaders or teachers if you read the Word of God yourself. Reading the Bible will show you the truth. Otherwise you’re just taking what a person is saying to you without checking things out for yourself.
“And Jesus replied to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].’ 40 The whole Law and the [writings of the] Prophets depend on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:37-40 (AMP)
A believer in Jesus Christ will hear and know the truth as you are studying the Word of God. The Holy Spirit that resides in you will teach you as you read giving you revelation from the Word. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a blessing being able to fellowship and hear the Word of God being rightly discerned and brought forth in a sermon from a leader or teacher in a local church who not only knows the Bible but who has also had direct experiences with God’s grace, mercy and love first hand. But do not be deceived by false teachers. The Bible tells us that their trickery exist in churches so stay awake and have the Word of God written across your heart.
“For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold, 4 and will turn their ears away from the truth and will wander off into myths and man-made fictions [and will accept the unacceptable].