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Do Not Seek Great Things for Yourself in Marriage
Sun, Oct 27, 2019
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We have, by the grace of God, been considering as our theme for this year, “Divine Elevation” (Psalms 75:6-7). There are many areas of life in which people seek elevation. These include marriage, child-bearing, study, work, and business. The unbeliever, who is without any relationship with God because he has not repented from his sin and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour, looks to himself or others for elevation but is always disappointed at the end (Jeremiah 17:5-6).
Do Not Seek Great Things for Yourself II
Sun, Oct 13, 2019
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Seeking great things for oneself is a mark of improper or selfish ambition that does not honour God and is ultimately, destructive. Very few passages in the Bible illustrate its destructive power as I Kings 1 and 2, which deal with the attempt of Adonijah, the fourth son of David and next-in-line to the throne, to succeed David as King of Israel. Even though his father was not yet dead, he was ready to take his place, be exalted as king, and get the coronation party started. He prepared for himself chariots and horsemen and got Joab, David’s former right hand man and commander, and Abiathar, the former high priest to follow him and help him. But where did Adonijah’s selfish ambition come from?
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