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Matteus 23: 8-12
Maar u moet nie rabbi (leraar) genoem word nie, want u het een leraar en u is almal broers.
En moenie iemand in die kerk vader noem nie, want u het een Vader wat in die hemel is.
En u mag nie meesters (leiers) genoem word nie, want u het een Meester (Leier), die Christus.
Hy wat u die grootste is, sal u dienaar wees.
Elkeen wat homself verhef [met hoogmoed en met 'n leë trots] sal verneder word (neergedaal word), en wie homself verneder [wie 'n beskeie mening van homself het en daarvolgens optree], sal tot eer gebring word.
But you are not to be called rabbi (teacher), for you have one Teacher and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone [in the church] on earth father, for you have one Father, Who is in heaven. And you must not be called masters (leaders), for you have one Master (Leader), the Christ. He who is greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself [with haughtiness and empty pride] shall be humbled (brought low), and whoever humbles himself [whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] shall be raised to honor.
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WE ALL HAVE A CHOICE IN LIFE WE SERVE GOD IN TRUTH AND JUSTFULLY OR NOT ATT ALL , GOD IS HOLY , ITS YOUR FREE WILL OF CHOICE , BUT CHOOSE RIGHT BEFORE ITS TO LATE. GOD LOVES YOU AND ARE CALLING YOU TODAY TO REPENTANCE.
Grace for Serving the Lord Acceptably
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. (Heb_12:28)
We who follow Jesus dwell in a unique kingdom, the kingdom of God. "For our citizenship is in heaven" (Php_3:20). In order to serve the Lord acceptably, we must learn to serve in a unique, heavenly manner—by grace.
We all began in a different kingdom than the Lord's. We were under the powerful influence of spiritual darkness. We existed in a realm devoid of true love. Then, our great God rescued us, bringing us into a kingdom of light and love: "giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love" (Col_1:12-13). Furthermore, in that former kingdom, we were easily threatened by every manner of instability. Our lives were built upon the sand of philosophical speculations and human inadequacies. Now, we are in "a kingdom which cannot be shaken." We entered this kingdom by the rock solid provision of grace, and we stand in this same grace today: "justified freely by His grace . . . we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand" (Rom_3:24; Rom_5:2). When circumstances change, we need not be shaken. Our King and His grace are constantly available and always sufficient. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Heb_13:8).
When we received the King as our Lord and Savior (see Joh_1:12), the full resources of His kingdom became our portion forever. God "has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ" (Eph_1:3). Yet, in a profound sense, we are still receiving His kingdom. "We are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken." This process of receiving is comprised of practical appropriation of His kingdom provisions, by faith. The provision of grace is especially strategic, since this is how we serve God acceptably. "Let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably." We are called to serve our King. We cannot serve Him by merely attempting to do the best we can. That would be law performance, energized by the flesh. We need to have grace as our empowering resource, just as the early church had. "And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all" (Act_4:33). Desiring to minister by grace allows our service to flow forth acceptably as worship unto the Lord: "with reverence and godly fear."
Lord Jesus, my King, I praise You for bringing me into Your unshakable kingdom. I want to serve You acceptably—having my service arise to You from a worshiping heart. So, I humbly look to You to fill my life with Your grace, in Your name, Amen.