Walk in Humility
Ephesians 4:32 (KJV) – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
There is one Body, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one Spirit and one Father of all who is God (Eph 4:4-6). For us to know God, we must spend time with Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ” (John 14:6)
The apostle Paul knew we should be like Jesus. There was no New Testament when Paul was a missionsary starting churches all over the known world. It is Paul’s teachings in the New Testament that tell us how to live like Jesus.
Ephesians 4:1-3 (RSV) – 1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
We should not hide our Love for God, but we should not be quick to judge our brothers as being less Christian than we are. With patience and meekness and lowliness, we should restore others in the church who may have deviated from God’s will. Always keep the unity in the Holy Spirit in the forefront of our efforts.
Paul’s teachings about unity and forbearance were to the churches and regarding correcting brothers in the Faith. If someone claims Jesus as their savior, they have the forgiveness of God. Should they stray away from the will of God, we need to correct and rebuke them in a kind and passionate manner.
Bear in mind, the will of our Heavenly Father is not always the will of our earthly fathers. Jesus came to save the lost.
In Matthew 11 we see Jesus was eating and drinking with sinners. The people accused Him of being gluttonous and a drunkard. Jesus rebuked the people. He reminded them how they have seen the works of God He has done and refuse to believe. On the day of judgement, Sodom will fare better than those who witnessed Jesus great works and did not repent.
Today’s church is the bride of Christ. We should not be quick to judge those who have repented and turned from their wicked ways. Jesus is coming at a time no man knows. Do you want to be judging Christ’s beautiful church when He comes?
In Matthew 11, we hear Jesus telling the people:
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Psalm 150 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.