Meditation Verse 2 Cor 10:18

27/08/2016 11:37
Meditation Verse
Scripture.  For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth. 2 Corinthians 10:18
Paul writes to the Corinthian believers to explain a scripture verse from Isaiah 65:16. "But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."
This verse speaks about human pride, arrogance and boastfulness. 
When we speak of our own greatness, God is not given the place of honour.
It is He who allows all good things to come to pass. Even after we are Redeemed by the Blood of the Son. Glory and honour should be given to Him first. 
We are just the vessels He uses.
God is the One who will approve us and it will be according to His Law. All that is written in the Bible is according to the Law of God. 
Jesus tells us that the Law of Love envelops all other Laws.
Everything is tied to Love.
God approves all service done in Godly Love to our fellow man, all good works that are done in Godly Love; not for our own glory.
Sadly many people do the good works but without faith in God. These works are what the bible calls "dead", having no eternal power, only fleeting earthly recognition.
Yes, we should do good works, but our heart must be guided by the love of Jesus for the other person, or organization. God sees the heart of the matter so we do not have to struggle to show man how "giving" we are.
Earthly recognition should never be our aim, but to do the Will of God. This furthers the Kingdom here on earth; God's people doing His Will, being the "salt"  of the earth, flavouring life with Godly Goodness.
Think on these things. Let God speak to you.
Lord, thank You, I want to be approved of by You, so I ask that the Holy Spirit guide me always.  Help me to respond with a pure heart of love. Thank you for the Blood shed at Calvary, that allows me to be approved of God - because I know my own works of goodness could never suffice without the Gift of Forgiveness. All my worldly works would be dead by your Law. Thank You for Your Sacrifice that makes me acceptable to the Law of God. In Jesus' Name, Amen