Showing posts with label hypocrisy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hypocrisy. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Caution: God at work... Meditation John 9:35-41

 Today's meditation John chapter 9:35-41

1. Jesus heard that the man had been cast out and when he found him again he asked him if he believes in the son of God. ( v35)
2. For which the man asked who he is that he must believe in him. (V36)
3. Jesus said that it is he  who was talking with him and that he has seen him. (V37)
4. The man said he believes and worshipped Christ. (V38)
5. Jesus said that he has come to judge the world that who is blind can see and the one who see mìght be made blind. (V39)
6. The Pharisees reasoned among themselves and asked Christ if they are blind also. (V40)
7. For which Christ said they do not have any sin if they are blind, but now they say they see and so their sin remains. (V41)

 LIFE APPLICATION:
Today we are going to allow the word of God to search us and wash us. Let us look for some,

Characters in us that can stop Christ from opening our eyes:

1. CRITICAL ATTITUDE:

Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
Luke:7:39

 If we hold a judgemental or critical attitude towards others God cannot work in us.

2. Self Righteousness:

Self righteousness does not take us anywhere close to God.

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luke:18:11

3. An attitude of hypocrisy:

Let us come transparent before  God. Nothing hidden, nothing closed. Then God can easily work in us.

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Matthew:6:16

You can get to know more on this in Matt 23.

4. Keeping up traditions but rejecting the commandments of God.

And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Mark:7:9

5. A proud and a haughty spirit:

A proud and a haughty spirit cannot a acknowledge God and will not be able to see his own shortcomings either.

For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Malachi:4:1

Characters that CHRIST looks forward to see in us that he can work in us.

1. A broken and contrite spirit:

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Psalm:34:18

2. A soul that puts its trust in God.

The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Psalm:34:22

3. God can never forget the cry of the humble.

When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
Psalm:9:12

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah:57:15

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Matthew:23:12

 4. When we acknowledge our transgressions before God.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Psalm:51:3

5. It is not by good works but by faith we move the heart of God.

Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Romans:9:32

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians:2:8

Dear Child of God,

Whatever situation you are in now, even in the middle of a gutter, it is you who Jesus wants...to work on and  not the self righteous, self sufficient, perfectly perfect people on Earth.

You may be dirty in your body, in your spirit and in your soul, but Jesus loves you.... you may not be rich or affluent, but Christ still loves you. You may not be perfectly perfect. 

You may not look pretty or self sufficient as your friends. You might have been despised by all as good for nothing. But, it is you whom the almighty king of kings want to befriend with.

Today is the day, when God wants to work on you and bring you out of your mess. You might be deep in your sins and ADDICTIONS. But still we have a loving father to embrace us the way you are. 

You may be blind. But if you run to him he will open your eyes to see....
So dear child of God, the father's arms are open wide to receive sinners and broken people like us.

Only if we can run to him in faith and receive him as a gift with no conditions attached.... how much more the Grace can do a beautiful work in us. ... ? 

To GOD BE THE GLORY.... he who has called us to be kings and priests is a faithful God.... he will carry us through. Amen.