“If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me.”
Jesus, during His time on Earth, demonstrated incredible humility and meekness. Despite performing powerful miracles, He consistently directed the attention towards His Father rather than Himself.
This humble approach sometimes made it easy to forget that Jesus was God Himself. His reverence, submission, and meekness often overshadowed His ability to fix a ripped off ear without any word. We often overlook the fact that Jesus, while on the cross, possessed all the power necessary to halt the humiliation instantly. His immense power could have astonished His persecutors to the point of submission, crowning Him right then and there.
However, Jesus faithfully adhered to the plan laid out by Father God, maintaining His obedience until the very end, despite possessing such immense power. As Christians, we learn from this example that our actions are meaningless unless they align with God’s thoughts and plans.
According to the Bible, our self-righteousness is akin to filthy rags in the presence of God. Any endeavours rooted in self-promotion fail to impress God, regardless of their outward appearance.
Therefore, dear Christian, tread cautiously. Walk closely with the Holy Spirit and abide by the Word of God. Seek His guidance and follow His instructions, ensuring that your actions align with His divine plans. Do not find yourself approaching Him at the end of the day, boasting about the good deeds accomplished through your wealth and intellect, only to hear Him say, “Depart from me, for I never knew you.”
Help me Father! Help me to remain surrendered and reverent before you no matter how much you lift me. Lord, help me.
This is our message for today. May this message bless you on your spiritual journey. Please share your thoughts in the comments below, and click here for more resources to aid in your spiritual growth.
Have a pleasant day!