Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What Sayest Thou Of Thyself

              In John 1:19-23 quoted below, we see the world wanting to know what John the Baptist’s duty was to the Church.  Finally, after John answered their questions, they asked him one final question, “What sayest thou of thyself?
              Today we could have a problem answering that question.  Do we know what our duty to the Church is?  Have we searched our heart to find that answer?  If not, that is what we all need to do.  We need to spend some time with God and ask for direction concerning our Church.
Mark 12:30-31  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: thisis the first commandment.  31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Our problem in asking ourselves this question is: do we Love the Lord thy God at all, let alone with all our heart, soul, mind and strength?   By the way, do we love our neighbor?  Do we love them as we love ourselves?
              We as Christians must decide whether we are a “a voice crying out in the wilderness,” or are we just a voice never heard for Christ?  We, in our daily walk are to Glorify God in all that we do, not just in those “churchy things.”  
              So where do we stand with God?  I concern myself at times with this question.  I do  understand it is a hard question; however, we each must answer it in the humbleness of our heart.  
              We will one day be required to pour our heart out to Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:10  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

              Whether it is good or bad, whether we want to or not, we will confess to Jesus one day.  
              So put your heart on the altar, bring yourself to your knees, throw your pride out the window, and confess to Jesus today. Get to know Him like you will know Him in eternity.

Bro John R. E Chastain

John 1:19-23  And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?  (20)  And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.  (21)  And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.  (22)  Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?  (23)  He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

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