Jesus was not only concerned with mankind, but with individual people as well. He not only looked at people, but into them. He could hear one voice in a crowd. He could feel one touch when touched by many. He was more concerned with life than forms and structures. He was more concerned with internal issues than with external issues. He was more concerned with imparting than informing. He was more concerned with mercy than judgment. Isaiah 11:3 reads, “His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears” (NKJV). Jesus cares about you.
Order In The House
When Moses was told to build the tabernacle, the first thing people saw was an orderly fence. The outside world must see order in the lives of the saints. “Man looketh on the outward appearance,” the Bible teaches (1 Samuel 16:7, KJV). If so, then let them see the very best. The melody of the home is harmony between those who live there. The security of the home is loyalty. The joy of the home is love. The blessings of the home are the children. The rule of the home is service. The beauty of the home is neatness. The comfort of the home is those with contented spirits. But the maker of the home is the Lord. Psalm 127:1 says, “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain” (NASB).
Three Tests Of Good Teaching
a) Try the spirits… 1 John 4:1… Is it the message of God, or is it independent of God? Is it godly; is it clean?
b) Try the confession… 1 John 4:2-3… What is the message? Does it honor the Lord or is it building up a man’s ego?
c) Try the fruit… Matthew 7:20… What is the message doing? What is it producing? What lifestyle is it promoting?
Pastor George Belobaba
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