All Christians seems to have high opinion of selves when it comes to thinking about personal righteousness and holiness. This is talking of how so many Christians believe they are doing what God wants, while under rating others as not being a good Christians. If a paper should be passed round all members of a church to write who God recognizes best among them who will make heaven, results seen will shock the person making the inquiring. Every individual will write only his/her name. Every individual write only his/her name. Today’s devotional is looking at what makes God to recognize one as His son or daughter ripped for heaven. The world is full of Christians transparently subjective in rating selves as the one pleasing God most. Denominations judge each other as not too “born again.” General Overseers place orders on their members not to attend other churches’ programmes claiming they will be contaminated. Others do not invite another Pastor to their “altar” because he/she coming will contaminate the altar. Christians judge other by what they eat, dress in and believe in and rate them inferiors.
Over the years of Christianity, some who fast and pray longer felt they are the only heaven candidates. Others who see selves as too knowledgeable and have read the Bible all through severally, as the ones God recognizes best. Some measure their quality by what they give for church programmes and projects. Apostle Paul met some Christians in Corinth who condemned others who are eating foods sacrificed to idols in 1 Corinthians 8: 1 – 3. It seemed those known for eating foods offered to idols were discriminated against and refused to mingle with the “supper and holiest” Christians. This same doctrinal law is still causing troubles among some Christians of today. But, Apostle Paul, in his usual ways, saw things differently. Apostle Paul identified another thing that makes God recognizes one as His best son or daughter.
Apostle Paul saw how good the knowledge about foods offered to idols looked good. He did not doubt it but pointed out that everybody had that knowledge. He however observed that no knowledge is complete, and that the knowledge of God and things to do to attract God’s recognition of ordinary man is not adequate enough. Apostle Paul picked on one simple but very important to God as what makes God recognizes someone as His chosen child. Paul observed that: “…while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church. Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much. But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes” (Africa Study Bible). Here is a big issue! With all the knowledge of God you have, how much do you know about Loving Him and His children?
JEHOVAH MY FATHER, grant me the deeper knowledge about LOVE, so that I will not be cast away from your Kingdom after my life time on earth, in the name of Jesus Christ.