Sunday, 11 July 2010 13:39
We continued our Study on James chapter 4 this week on staying humble (and the trouble that Pride can get us into). The first 6 verses of James Chapter 4 illustrates what happens when we lose the battle against the flesh and verses 7-17 admonishes and teaches us how to keep the victory over the flesh
Submission is the embodiment of humility. Submission only happens when two do not agree! When there is agreement, there is no need for us to submit ourselves to one another. Only by Pride comes strife, and strife almost always starts by there being some type of disagreement.
Christ taught us in Matthew 26:39, that when Christ was in the Garden and he prayed, not My will, but Thine be done, that he would obey God unto the death. That Christ was not here for His will, but that he was fully submitted to the Father. We too must be fully submitted to the Father. Being humble and clothed with humility is shown most poignantly when we submit when we DON'T agree.
When Christ met the woman at the well in John Chapter 4, he told his disciples that He "had meat to eat that you know not of". His meat was to do the will of the Father. Christs obedience stemmed from His burden for the lost. How is our burden? Are we following Christ with our whole heart because we want Christ to be reflected in us that we might make all men thirsty for Salvation and that Christ might draw men unto Him? Or are we not willing to submit? We need to have burden to see souls won to the Kingdom of God and to be submitted to God and to His Ministry.