Together for Eachother

IMG_0582My head is whirling. My heart is aching. I’m begging Jesus take my thoughts captive. My pride is hurt. My dignity crushed. I feel like a fool. Did you know the world lies to us? It is so easy to fall prey to the lie.

The world tells us, self love is most important. Self does nothing for the greater good. Self does nothing for God. In fact self does nothing for self. Out aThe proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted (Isaiah 2:11)
God is very insistent on togetherness being important. Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18) Moses is given the advice that if he You will surely wear out, both the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone (Exodus 18:18).

If there was doubt to God’s desire for us to do things together, Ecclesiastes sums it up “Two are better than one because they hajve a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) And doing things alone is a form of pride, vanity and a grievous task. (Ecclesiastes 4:8).

Jesus didn’t send His disciples out alone He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits (Mark 6:7). And then told them later: “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” (Matthew 19:18-20) after Jesus had ascended into heaven, the disciples including Paul travelled in groups of two or more.
Proverbs 23:6-8 NASB
[6] Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies; [7] For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you. [8] You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.
Zephaniah 2:1-3 NASB
[1] Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame, [2] Before the decree takes effect- The day passes like the chaff- Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD’S anger comes upon you. [3] Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD’S anger.

Colossians 3:12-15 NASB
[12] So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; [13] bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. [14] Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. [15] Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

1 Peter 5:1-11 NASB
[1] Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, [2] shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; [3] nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. [4] And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. [5] You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. [6] Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, [7] casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. [8] Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. [9] But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. [10] After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. [11] To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.

“Therefore if there is any encouragement and comfort in Christ [as there certainly is in abundance], if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship [that we share] in the Spirit, if [there is] any [great depth of] affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, having the same love [toward one another], knit together in spirit, intent on one purpose [and living a life that reflects your faith and spreads the gospel–the good news regarding salvation through faith in Christ]. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility], who, although He existed in the form and unchanging essence of God [as One with Him, possessing the fullness of all the divine attributes–the entire nature of deity], did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped or asserted [as if He did not already possess it, or was afraid of losing it]; but emptied Himself [without renouncing or diminishing His deity, but only temporarily giving up the outward expression of divine equality and His rightful dignity] by assuming the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men [He became completely human but was without sin, being fully God and fully man]. After He was found in [terms of His] outward appearance as a man [for a divinely-appointed time], He humbled Himself [still further] by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also [because He obeyed and so completely humbled Himself], God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW [in submission], of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,”
‭‭PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭2:1-10‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Proverbs 15:33 NASB
[33] The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.

Proverbs 18:12 NASB
[12] Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
Sincerely with

Humility Grace Mercy

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