Friday, 14 February 2014

Belief Unto Obedience and Obedience Until Disgrace

We believe in God unto Obedience. But how far should this Obedience go? Are we ready to obey God until Disgrace and Humility?

Mary, set an example to us through her life of belief unto obedience and obedience until disgrace.

When Angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her to be the Mother of Jesus, she humbly accepted the Will of God. But have we ever thought of how her life in this world would have been after she accepted God’s call in her life? Joseph knew that she was pregnant even before he married her. Probably, like Joseph many others heard of this news as well. Think in our minds how we would consider a pregnant teenager. Wasn’t Mary looked upon in the same way? She may have been considered an outcast and may even have been called names. Joseph too was pressurised under the circumstance and wanted to avoid the marriage, if it had not been for the message from God.

When God calls us to accept His Will into our lives, how many times have we answered Him with a “Yes” without thinking of the consequences? How many times have we weighed the pros and cons of His glorious Will and rejected it? How many of us can be like Mary and commit to God’s Will and believe that God’s purpose in our life is beyond any disgrace and humiliation we face in this world?

We should be able to Believe in God unto Obedience; Obedience until Disgrace. For God sees our heart and will truly reward us!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Jesus, The Good Shepherd, The Great Shepherd and The Chief Shepherd

Jesus is referred to as a Good Shepherd who died for his sheep, the Great Shepherd who conforms the sheep to his image and the Chief Shepherd who will come again to reward his true sheep.

Good Shepherd - John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Great Shepherd - Hebrews 13:20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,

Chief Shepherd - 1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.