Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Honor the Man of God

And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. (Galatians 2:9)

God shows personal favoritism to no man.

God created us. 
All that we have come from God. 
Nothing we have stays permanently. 
Naked we come; naked we will return.

Whatever we have, it is to be used for our spiritual good.
God wants us to worship Him and enjoy His Presence.
God wants us to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Whatever we have, it is to be used for God's Glory.
God loves those who love Him.
God cares for those who obey His Commandments.

We care not those who are big in their own eye.
They are nothing to us and need no mention.

We care for those who labor and love for God.
We help them and lessen their worries and troubles.

The Jewish Christians in Judea could see that the gospel for the Gentiles had been committed to the apostle Paul, just like the gospel for the Jews was committed to the apostle Peter. God Who worked effectively in apostle Peter's ministry had also worked effectively in apostle Paul's ministry

When James, Peter, and John, the Christian leaders of the Jew, recognised the grace of God working in apostle Paul's ministry, they acknowledged, honored and welcomed the ministry of  the apostle Paul and Barnabas. They encouraged them to go on. Their only desire was that they should remember the poor, the very thing which the apostle Paul also was eager to do.

It is great to see children of God walking in faith and love.
We should give them the right hand of fellowship.
We should encourage them on.
We should honor those who honor God and submit to God.

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