Posted on June 25, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, June

THINK SOBERLY | KnowingJESUS Daily Devotional

Romans 12:3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Beloved, if you go into memory lane, you will discover saints of like passion like you that walked with God in the time past. The greatest thing that can happen between infinite and eternal God and a mortal man, is for both to be able to walk together. See some saints who walked with God.

Genesis 5:21-24  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Genesis 6:9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

How could these saints have been able to walk with God? It was because they were in total, complete and wholehearted agreement with Him.  You also must strive to be in complete and wholehearted agreement with God, to enable you to walk with Him too.

Amos 3:3. Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

One major character anyone and everyone who desires to walk with God must have is biblical humility.  Even thou God had passion from the days of Adam to walk with humanity, the crown of His creation. But He only walks with the lowly.  He walks with the humble and the meek. Pause a little here.

Do you live a lifestyle of biblical humility, lowliness or meekness?  If you aspire to walk with God, like Enoch, Noah and others, biblical humility is Sine Qua non. See what the scriptures says.

Psalms 138:6. Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Isaiah 57:15. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 66:2. For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Beloved, from time immemorial till date, anyone and everyone who is found wanting in the area of biblical humility and lowliness of heart, always fall into the condemnation of the devil. You shall not fall into it in Jesus name.
Very, very unfortunately, whoever falls into the  condemnation of the devil, shall also be damned and reduce to nothingness. This shall not be your portion in Jesus name. See the condemnation of satan and its consequences.

Isaiah 14:12-19. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: . I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;  That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?  All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

Ezk 28:12 — Ezk 28:18. Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

Beloved,  for this not to happen to humanity especially you, God gave biblical counsels that can help you avoid falling into the same snare and condemnation. You shall not fall in Jesus name. He made you see the danger inherent in pride .

Pro 16:18 — Pro 16:19. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs 21:4. An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

Pro 6:17. A proud look, a lying tongue,and hands that shed innocent blood,

Psa 101:5. Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off:him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Proverbs 26:12. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Beloved, see His gracious counsels to avoid failing into the condemnation and consequential damnation.  May the good Lord help you to heed the counsel in Jesus name.

Micah 6:8. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy,  and to walk humbly with thy God?

Romans 12:3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Dearly beloved, during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, He was reputed to be living an unusual exemplary lifestyle. He was doing what He taught at that time.

Acts 1:1. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

Jesus our Lord, lived a lifestyle of biblical humility and meekness.

Matthew 11:28-29. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Phi 2:5Phi 2:8. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Apart from Him, living this lifestyle, He  distinctively  taught the same lifestyle to His followers then and by extension His followers of all ages and that includes you.  See some of these teachings.

Matthew 5:3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Mat 18:1Mat 18:4. At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Luk 14:11. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Luk 18:9Luk 18:14. And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

To help believers to seamlessly live this lifestyle taught by our Lord and avoid falling into this damnable condemnation of the devil, the blessed Holy Spirit warns and exhorts believers, especially you, not to be high minded but to be sober and follow the good example of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 3:6. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

1 Peter 2:21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Romans 11:20. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

See the exhortations and receive grace to heed them. The good Lord shall surely help you in Jesus name.

Romans 12:3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Jam 4:6Jam 4:10. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1Pe 5:51Pe 5:6. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

1Co 4:71Co 4:8. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?   Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

 Galatians 6:3. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

BIBLICAL COUNSEL AGAINST   FALLING INTO  THE CONDEMNATION OF THE DEVIL, TO  BELIEVERS OF ALL AGES, ESPECIALLY YOU. ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE VERSE  THREE

Friend, it is a faithful saying, as you consciously consider all that Jesus said, shall precede His second coming, which shall be seven years after the dawning rapture. Then you will realise that the end time is here and you should do everything to avert partaking in the fearsome imminent great tribulation. You shall not be part in Jesus name.
The  major bane  that shall characterise the lifestyle of the unregenerate and carefree believers are pride, vain glory and passion to always have preeminence. See what  the scriptures says.

2 Timothy 3:1-5. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

3 John 1:9. I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

But for you that the blessed Holy Spirit has made to be wise unto salvation,Christ likeness should be your tireless pursuit.

Phi 2:3Phi 2:8. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Romans 12:10: Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

Ephesians 4:2: With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Ephesians 5:21: Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

This is because, pride is a vice that will hinder readiness for the rapture and living with God in heaven for all eternity.  Remember it was pride that turned Lucifer, the most beautiful angel of God, to  become, the most ugly creature now and damned for hell.
Also remember it was the same pride that brought king Nebuckadnezer low,  made him to eat grass like animal for seven years.

Daniel 4:34-37 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me. Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

So to help you adequately prepare for the dawning rapture, please heed  this biblical counsel. It is well with you in Jesus name.

Romans 12:3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

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