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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Short Thoughts - Walking After Jesus, Glorying In the Lord

Speaking of Christ, we read in 1John 2:6, He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

We are to follow Christ's walk. 1 Peter 2:21  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

There are many today that want Christians to follow them.  Some of them will go so far as to actually tell people “You follow me and I’ll follow Jesus.”  Unfortunately, many are not walking as Christ walked. We should not give them the recognition and satisfaction of our attention. They do not glory in the Lord, they glory in their Baptist heritage, their "alma mater" (nourishing mother), their position, their busses, their Sunday School, their “high” standards, their alleged understanding of prophecy, the Old Testament law, their alleged signs and wonders, and many other things.

1Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

When someone wants us to glory in them or something other than the Lord, an obvious and appropriate answer would be, "You didn't die for me." (or "Independent Baptists...church busses...Sunday School...Jack Hyles...the Torah…that college/ministry...etc. didn't die for me.") This is not to say that we don’t appreciate real blessings, but that appreciation should lead us to glory in the only one who could and does give us blessings.  Glory in the Lord!  He is the only one that is worthy!  And, follow His steps.  He will never lead you into vain glorying!

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