October 21, 2022
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
The natural man is swelled with pride. He concerns himself with only himself. But the man that has been saved by grace finds that he is not the center of the universe. He is the recipient of grace from the Maker of the universe! Therefore, the swell of pride should diminish. Christ, Himself, has given the ultimate example of humility for us to follow. God stepped off His throne and veiled Himself in human flesh, lived life experiencing everything we experience, yet sinned not. So humble, that He even endured death upon a cross. He died so that we could live! That is humility and it stands as our greatest example of how we should live our Christian life. Have a wonderful day doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).
Praying for you always. Have a Blessed Day!
October 7, 2022
1 Peter 2:22–25 (ESV):
22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in His mouth. 23 When He was reviled, He did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to Him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Jesus endured everything that He did not so that we would stay in our sin but so that we would die to sin and live to righteousness. Faith in Christ releases us from the bondage of sin. Those chains and shackles have been broken, we are free. May we use that freedom to live a sacrificial life for the One that died and rose again! Today, we will be confronted with the opportunity to sin or to be righteous. What will we choose?
Praying for you always. Have a blessed day in your walk with the Lord.
Pastor Jamie Payton
Pastor Jamie Payton