Lowly

untitle-the-stableIn Romans 12. verse 16. We are told to Be of the same mind toward one another: do not be haughty in mind. But associate with the lowly and do no be wise in your own estimation.

Mathew 11. verse. 29. Take my yoke upon you and “LEARN FROM ME” for i am gentle and humble in “HEART” and you will find rest for you souls.

30. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Look at the circumstances in which Jesus was born, it was a lowly stable and he had lowly parents. Go through the scriptures and learn how God used such people. The Angel Gabriel coming to Mary and telling this virgin that she was going to conceive. Notice also that she pondered, she did not argue she just said how can this be. In other words gave it much thought and then was obedient.

Joseph finds his future bride is pregnant and then to be told by an Angel. To take her as his bride. His first thoughts must have been, ” oh no” i must put her away. Can you imagine both of them telling their respective parents. About Angelic visits? their reaction would be, can you not have a better excuse than that!.

Two lowly people in obedience to words from God. The stable a lowly place, now that should tell us something. That we must learn to be meek and lowly. That is what Jesus meant when he said in Mathew 11. 29. “LEARN OF ME”

John 10. verse10.

FollowThe thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they might have life. And they they might have it more abundantly.

Look at the last bit of this scripture. It is telling us that we are first class citizens of heaven. Never mind what the world may think of us. We are not to live a life in fear or a second rate life.

Abundantly? as we immerse ourselves in the word of God. So we shall walk into the abundance of the word of God. That will mean for us to walk in the promises there. Take a read and you will find an abundance of them.

There is also a warning in Romans 12. verse 2.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds. That you may prove that which is good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. We are being  advised to not think as the world does. But to come in line with the perfect will of God.

That is the way to be in line with the word of God. Who helps us? the Holy Spirit, we must not try to out think him. That is the way of the world.

Isaiah 43.

jesus-is-the-reasonIsaiah chapter 43 verses 18-19.

In these verses  there is a direction  to for get the former things and not to dwell on the past.

18. Remember you not the former things. Neither consider  the things of old.

19. Behold i will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth and you will not know it. I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. NKV

One of our failings is to start going into the past. Be it ours or an others When we are saved God has done a new thing in our hearts and minds We are moving forward into a new life in him. Things should never look the same. We also have a new way of thinking.

That being the case, then we should not be thinking about situations and failures and mistakes we have made. That is a way to rob ourselves of our joy we find in our new life. People will remember us as we were and will talk to us about our past. Particularly if it is somebody we have upset or done wrong to.

They have to see that we have changed and to think i like what i see and hear. I would like to have some of that. That is our witness to the world, to see a lightness and a joy we have obtained. Do you think that Jesus said. Well i am only a carpenters son but i will try to help you.

The only people who would not recognize the change in him. Were people from his home town. They wanted to throw him over a cliff for daring to say who he was. They said this is the son of Joseph who we know well. They could not and would not see the change. The worst people to convince are often your own family.

Why? because they remember the former things and that is who we are in their eyes.