Psalms 45-47, 1 Corinthians 10:19-33

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Even as I to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good, but the good of many, so that they may be saved. 1 Corinthians 10:31, 33 

They are led in joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king. Psalm 45:15

A heart stirred by the nobility of Christ should beat in godly rhythm, not to its own drummer. Blessed by God forever, I should triumph in righteousness, humility and truth. I should be fighting for justice in His holy name. Praise music should bring me to tears of joy, because the King of Kings is enthralled by the beauty of my soul.

I recently attended a leadership summit. I never really thought of myself as a leader, but then I started to notice that people were following me. People in my writers group. People on Pinterest. People on Facebook. People reading my blogs. People in my family. People in the jail.

That started to make me nervous. My example has not always been the best. I am given to a bit of coarse joking from time to time. Wordsmiths love to play with double entendres and the like, but this is not appropriate behavior for a princess.

My companions follow me, but where am I leading them? I must consider them above my concerns. If I am the lovely bride of Christ, I need to lead them into His presence, not into temptation. I should act honorably and honor Him as my Lord. Jesus Christ is God and he will be exalted in all the earth.

Oh Lord, May I perpetuate your memory forever, so the nations will praise You. God my Father and my Lord Jesus Christ, may You be highly exalted in my life and in the world.

yicareggie

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3 responses to “Psalms 45-47, 1 Corinthians 10:19-33

  1. Oh, that is sobering to think on. Being followed and being watched. Even by our brothers and sisters in Christ, let alone the world. There is a line in a song by Third Day, “What if I slip, will they catch me or watch me fall?” The grace which we receive from Christ we so mercilessly disregard when we see our own fall from those perches we place them on. Yet we are all the same; we all sin; we all need Christ in our lives daily. Yes, walk humbly before Him and before man, and as you point out, that usually means confession and repentance. Also, thankfully and most importantly, our humility brings restoration.

  2. I was listening to a talk about starting the day off right. The speaker mentioned dedicating the day to God, which made me think of the Summit, and your post, and you. There was mention of Ps 25 and I looked it up and read it and thought of how since the Summit, only 2 days did I read that handout about dedicating the day to the Lord. And both days were blessings beyond what I could ever imagine. Things would have happened anyway on those days, but with new eyes, I saw the blessings. His presence in my life so much more real–how we never walk alone.

  3. Since the summit, God has challenged me to move beyond where I am comfortable, but I trust Him. I’m trying to keep my eye fixed on Him and not who is around me, though I am aware of them. Thank you for your comments.

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