Beware Of Pride Of Personal Achievement

Beware Of Pride Of Personal Achievement

Paul used his personal experience to analyze how Satan can manipulate anyone into pride through personal achievement.

The enemy can trick someone to mistake God’s grace and blessing as mere fruits of human labor (which is a practice detested by God). Paul used his life as an example and said,

 

“…And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).

 

Lesson on Pride of achievement

 

God created humanity to depend on him. He wants us to look up to him for every help that assassination-attempt-268910_640we need.

Even when we have adequate provisions, God still wants us to gratify whatever we have towards him.

The Creator simply does not want us to be self-sufficient. He is our sufficiency.

Meanwhile, human flesh tends to do the opposite of God’s expectations.

The flesh wants self-gratification, which makes us prone to Satan’s temptations.

Meanwhile, since we Christians have the Spirit of God in us, we can mortify the desires of the flesh.

 

We can yield ourselves to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, which will make us satisfy God.

Hence, every child of God should be sensitive not to entertain human gratification that can cause us to sin against God.

(This fact does not negate the fact that we can be thankful of our achievement and have a sense of accomplishment in it).

 

Prayer Against Pride of achievement

prayer-1143598__180Dear God, please give me the grace to see you in all things that happen in my life.

Let me glorify you in my achievements. Enable me with the courage to honor you with everything I have.

Let your Holy Spirit empower me to live a pleasant life before you always so that I can qualify for more blessings.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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Benediction and Mutual Love Among Brethren

Benediction and Mutual Love Among Brethren

 Paul shared benediction with the church at Corinth as he concluded his admonishing letter. Paul said,

 

“Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss (purely based on culture and nothing more!) All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:11-14).

 

On Benediction and Mutual Love Among Brethren

 

 

jesusThe christ-centered church must enjoy the communion of the Holy Spirit; the body of Christ ought to also enjoy mutual love among the members.

Since Christ is the head of the church, people who partake in the fellowship should enjoy benefits that include, but are not limited to, peace, protection, and prosperity of the Lord.

 

God will not fail his children who remain committed to his true worship through their devoted services. Also, any believer who promotes unity among the brethren will truly be rewarded in this life, and in heaven also.

 

Those who serve in true love as promoted by the Holy Spirit will be called the “just” in the presence of God. Such individuals will earn great rewards from God in heaven. (John 2:24)

 

Prayer On Benediction and Mutual Love Among Brethren

 

 

devoted prayerMay the peace of God that surpasses all human understanding be upon all the saints of God.

May the church prosper in all its deeds. May God help my fellow Christians to overcome their challenges.

 

May the Christian community live in peace and may we all have an abundance of the Holy Spirit to run successful ministries and enjoy all God’s benefits.

I have made all these declarations in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ – and all the churches and brethren throughout the world say “Amen!”

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