Mid Week Meditation


Mid Week Meditation - Auust 25, 2019

Submitted on: August 25, 2019

Romans 12:16: Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. (NKJV)

There comes a time when we are challenged to exchange our secret devotional duties like praise and prayer for the more public displays of benevolence and sympathy. We are called to put our words into actions. In other words, there comes a time when we must do for the Lord.

There comes a time on our spiritual journey when our actions must speak louder than our words! It is not enough to merely say we love and we care, we must act like we love and we care.

Ours, for the most part, is a self-centered life built around our own personal comforts. By and large we are content to live in our own little world surrounded by our conveniences. However, there comes a time when we must come out of the “the secret place of the Most High,” out of our prayer closet and put the prayer to work. We should let the Holy Spirit move us to a point where we can see what we do in light of the impact it has on others. We are admonished to reject self-centeredness and to put on humility.

In our text Paul highlights three things that have a common thread. What Paul tells us first is a general principle, “Be of the same mind toward one another”. He reminds us that it is not just us, not just for us and certainly not just about us. We must understand how important it is for us to get along. It is critical that we maintain a mutually harmonious relationship. We will not accomplish a thing if we cannot achieve peace! We have to live in peace; there has got to be harmony. In other words, I need you, you need me, we all need each other. We cannot expect to do any Christian work in and around our community if we can’t live in harmony in our own Christian backyard.

The next two things Paul tells us, “Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion,” warns us about the faults, which are likely to interfere with our attempt to live in harmony. These three things are very similar in that they all deal with our personal mental attitudes.

If we are to be the Christian community, then the spirit of peace and harmony is not just an option that we choose when we grow weary of arguing and disagreeing. Peace and harmony should be what we try to achieve rather than arguing and disagreeing.

The only sure way we can “Be of the same mind, toward one another” is to let “the mind which was in Christ Jesus be in us also”. If Christ be in us, we can move past the hating, we can get over the hurt. If Christ be in us we can forgive and we can be about forgetting.

 

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