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Giving glory to the Lord's name

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Memory verse (Gen 11: 4): “And they said: Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth ”.

This week we are going to remind ourselves about the one who is worthy of all glory. It’s going to be a heart-searching message for all of us. We need to examine ourselves, our motives behind all our efforts (2cor13: 5). We need self assessment to find out whether we are still standing in faith, whether we are still building on the right foundation, whether we are doing our will or God’s will, whether we are still walking on the narrow path, whether we are still following the Lord or our understanding.

Self-assessment and heart searching is vital because as humans it’s always possible to slide backwards into the flesh unconsciously (Ps 139: 23- 24). Paul rebuked the Galatian believers for starting in the spirit and ended in the flesh. Many start well and end badly. Paul was led by revelation to take the gospel he taught to the gentiles and present it to the Apostles at Jerusalem to examine it, he pointed out, lest I run and run in vain (Gal2: 1-2). Paul again said that he put his flesh under check lest he be disqualified (1Cor9: 27). Many people in the world are busy building business empires, political dreams, making inventions, running up and down to fulfill their selfish ambitions and the motive is about making themselves a name. Since the fall, man has tried everything possible to make the world a better place and make himself a name, but it has not been possible.

Sadly, even the church has fallen in this temptation of building “Babels” for ourselves, our kingdoms. We are no longer concerned about the will of God but our desires, our dreams, our personal pursuits. Yet Jesus taught us to pray as his disciples, Let your kingdom come and let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matt6: 9). As longer as what you’re doing is contrary to God’s will for your life then you’re building a modern day Babel.

Dear ones, it time we lift our eyes to God from whom our salvation comes.


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