June 05, 2018: SOAP #3106: Proverbs 30,31; Psalm 33; Ephesians 1 Scripture:  Ephesians (NIV) 1:22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fulness of him who fills everything in every way. Observation:   Jesus did not take this […]

June 05, 2018: SOAP #3106: Proverbs 30,31; Psalm 33; Ephesians 1

Scripture:  Ephesians (NIV) 1:22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fulness of him who fills everything in every way.

Observation:   Jesus did not take this high and exalted position upon Himself, it was given to Him. He is deserving, but He did not reward Himself. How unlike some people today who accomplish something worthy, then declare themselves to be worthy, and finally take for themselves whatever reward they deem appropriate.  Proverbs 27.2
–This One Who has been so exalted, God gives to the church as its head! What a privilege is ours!
–God the Father put Jesus in charge of all things. There is nothing that is not under His feet today! Although this includes all things, it specifically includes the church of which He is the head.

Application:   It is not my church, nor your church. It is HIS church. He is the head of everything for the church! It is not my ideas that count, nor a board's, nor a committee's ideas, but HIS!

Prayer:      Holy Spirit, continue reminding me that the church is HIS!   It is my privilege to be a part of HIS church!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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