I believe I will be volunteering for Camp Gotcha next week, so I may be a bit spotty, again. The rest of this week, too, probably, since I will be off to West Virginia to sell our childhood home…
Being as it’s Tuesday, and I had Bible Study this morning, I wanted to go ahead with a Tuesday’s Bible Talk Preview. Tuesday’s Bible Talk will be mostly me reiterating what I learned for the day. I read, we have discussion, and I give back what I took from it here. A remembering tool for me, and a chunk of our Bible Study for you!
You are, of course, free to an open discussion. We can learn from each other!
- Sins are Sins are Sins are Sins
This was today’s main point for me. It doesn’t matter how many we’ve committed, comparatively, or how bad ours are, comparatively, they are all SINS!!! If I commit 200,000 sins in a lifetime and you commit 100,000 sins in a lifetime, we are still in the same boat. We still need forgiveness.
I am no better than you, and you are no better than me. We are all sinners. That’s why Jesus came; to save us from our(sinful)selves.
One who thinks his/her sins are not as bad, or as many, may seem arrogant in their thinking that they are in a better boat than others may be. Arrogance, itself, is a sin. It takes away from our credibility as Christians. As I have mentioned before, we are to work towards perfection DAILY. Christ is perfect, and we are to model ourselves after Him. Arrogance is not a Christlike quality. Not in the least.
John 13:34-35: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
A great analogy was used today. I won’t go into great detail, but have you ever thought of us all as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class citizens? First class are usually high up on the totem pole. They may be the ones giving out the orders. Second class are usually the in between guys. They are the workers who get the orders from above and pass the “how to” to the third class. Third class are the “grunt workers” if you may. The ones who make it happen.
Next time we are down in the dirt and feel like we may never get out, we need to remember Matthew 19:30: But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.
Our work is to glorify God. We were put here as servants. When we are down and dirty, remember, that’s where God needs us (for now).
***McCrazy Daily Lesson: We must have the confidence to spread the Word, but we mustn’t show arrogance in our practice. It’s all for the glory of God.***