September 5, 2019
Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation: and Thy right hand hath holden me up, and Thy gentleness hath made me great. Psalm 18:35
Do you know what our churches could use a little bit more of? Courtesy among the brethren. Love in the little things. Love that says “please” and “thank you.” Love that steps back and gives the other person first place. We could use more of the gentleness of our Lord.
It never ceases to amaze me how people so quickly lose their religion when they leave church on Sunday morning. They go to their cars in the parking lot, then cut people off in traffic. If we set up video cameras in the church parking lot, how would you fare? And don’t commit the crime of taking someone’s regular seat in church. You’ve just “stolen” their place in the worship service!
May God cleanse our churches of self-righteousness and pride! May He purify us from anything that seeks to elevate self over others. May we take on the humility of the Lord Jesus Christ when He took on the form of a servant.
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3). Read Philippians 2:1-11 today. Here is the example you are looking for.