Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wisdom in a Dream - Submission, Obedience, Guilt

A lot of ppl are going around thinking they're not loved bcuz it's not being shown in the way they think it must be shown.
A lot of ppl are living with tons of guilt every day, unnecessarily. They feel useless.
A lot of ppl are walking around judgmentally & critical of others.They never consider others.
A lot of ppl are down and out, lost and dazed and confused, not knowing where they belong or even who they are, or, more importantly, whose they are.
All because our eyes are closed and we do not know what it means to submit, to obey, to respect, nope, we do not do those. We even get offended at the very idea, at the very sound of it.
The wisest man to have ever lived gained his wisdom in a dream (1 Kings :4-13). Then, he heard about the importance, significance and power of obedience: Verse 14 says, And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."
This king with authority, power, responsibility and all of the wisdom in the world still had to submit to and obey God. Why would we think it is okay for us to not and why would we find a problem with submitting to (respecting) our spouses, whom we vow to commit to for life? Why would we think it is okay to disrespect one another? Let us value one another in the way Solomon did in verses 8 and 9: "Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"
Because, even if we do not literally govern others, we must govern ourselves accordingly and are still in the presence of great people God has chosen to be here, in our lives, homes, schools, communities and churches. So, let us have a godly mind, communication and consideration for one another in all of our actions and interactions.

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