BEWARE OF PRESUMPTUOUSNESS

BEWARE OF PRESUMPTUOUSNESS

David’s exuberance and excitement to bring the ark of God into the city of David was brought to an abrupt sad end when God struck Uzzah dead for putting his hands on the ark to prevent it from falling when the oxen carrying the ark stumbled.

As a result of the sad incidence, David became angry, sad, fearful and confused. Therefore, he sought God to know what went wrong and why God killed Uzzah. It is also wisdom for us today to find out why God struck Uzzah, who was one of the key players or drivers in the move to bring God into the city of David and who apparently acted out of a good intention to keep the ark of God safe in its place…

THE FOLLY OF IMPATIENCE

THE FOLLY OF IMPATIENCE

Patience is fast becoming an unpopular virtue in our fast-paced society that is given to instant gratifications. However, for Christians patience still remains an indispensable virtue. The Scripture sternly warns against hastiness or impatience.

The Scripture also offers us the opportunity to learn about the folly and danger of hastiness or impatience. Saul, the first king of Israel, was a great example of a hasty or impatient person in the Bible who paid dearly for his hastiness or impatience. Saul took no delight in waiting patiently for God for anything. Consequently, he suffered great losses in life…

THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND

THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND

Unrenewed mind is the major reason why you hardly notice any significant changes or transformation in some believers even after several years of being born again. Your natural mind will not get better or be renewed automatically with time. It is your responsibility to sanctify or renew it daily according to the truths of God’s Word.

The degree of transformation into the likeness of Christ that you will experience in your thought, speech, emotions, actions or lifestyle is directly proportional to the degree to which your mind has been renewed according to the truths of God’s Word…

THE MIND OF THE FLESH

THE MIND OF THE FLESH

The mind of the flesh (the carnal mind) is the major hindrance or obstacle to experiencing or enjoying the blessings of God and to loving, obeying, believing, serving, and following the Lord Jesus wholeheartedly.

Why is the mind of the flesh (the carnal mind) a great hindrance to walking closely and consistently with the Lord Jesus and to experiencing increasingly the benefits of salvation? First, because the mind of the flesh is naturally set on the things of the flesh:
The mind of the flesh (the carnal mind) is inclined to, set or fixed on the things of the flesh…

YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST

YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST

Every born-again believer is fully conformed to Christ in his inward man. The believer’s recreated spirit has the exact mind of Christ, not a mind inferior to that of Christ by any standard.

The mind of Christ is not a future promise to believers, but a present reality or possession of believers in Christ. The mind of Christ as a gift to the believers in Christ is one of the major features or blessings of the New Covenant which makes it infinitely superior to the Old Covenant…

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