Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Spiritual Blindness - John 935 When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
36 The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.”
37 “You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!”
38 “Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus.
39 Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”
40 Some Pharisees who were standing nearby heard him and asked, “Are you saying we’re blind?”
41 “If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.
Christian arrogance and spiritual blindness. Being a Christian for many years, getting caught up in arrogance is too common I think. It's been in me for some time. Lately I've been shown and this arrogant veil has been removed, there is no room for being taught - while in an arrogant state of mind. ugh, it disgusts me. After time, we allow our minds to think we know everything there is to know about the Bible, being a Christian and God. "You remain guilty because you claim you can see. - Jesus".
"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be ."
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."
"The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position."
"But he gives us more grace. That is why says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
1 Peter 3:8
"[ Suffering for Doing Good ] Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble."