Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time for an evaluation ... Healthy or Sick?


Jesus answers the Pharisees in Luke 5 with…the healthy do not need a Doctor. The sick need a Doctor. The question arises… “Which are you? Healthy or Sick?” It is time to do an evaluation…

Everyone is sick with sin…everyone is burdened with a nature that separates us from God. Jesus told another story on how to differentiate the sick and the healthy. In Luke 18:

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Harry Truman said, "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Our prayers are not about us, but about God receiving the credit. How do you pray?

Paul defines your evaluation in Philippians 2.3: "Count others more significant than yourselves."

Do you view yourself as needing the Son of God or Not needing the Son of God. Are you healthy or sick?  Evaluate your Position…

You know I love ya, Don
 

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