Monday, December 28, 2009

DAY 131 - Don't judge God's servant

Today’s Reading: Romans 14

Please read Romans 14: 1 – 23 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

Please click the links below to Romans 14:

Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. Romans 14:4

I have seen many conflicts, misunderstandings, arguments, dissension, bitterness and destruction in many churches. In most cases, such conflict is because of judging God’s servants. Satan loves that to happen, and Jesus is deeply hurt when such judgments happen.

We can see quite a number of verses in Romans 14 talking about the sin of judging God’s servant:

1. Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgement on disputable matters. (v. 1)

2. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? (v.4)

3. Why do you judge your brother? (v. 10)

4. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of …(v. 20)

There is a Chinese saying: “Before you beat someone’s dog, you need to know whom the dog belongs to.” Do you know the consequence of judging and beating God’s servant? Do you know how happy Satan is when you do that? Do you know how painful it is to Jesus when He sees us doing that to His servant? Do you know how much you have destroyed God’s work?

Stop judging anyone anymore!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to stop judging other people, and instead to appreciate them and to build up relationships. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Prayer items today:

Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
St. Jude Apostolic Anglican Church, Indian Head, SK
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Tom Needham

We have started our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayer. I am calling you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to fill in your names in the new list below. Many wonderful things have happened in the past 100 days. Can we follow our King, our Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ to use an hour’s time to pray for His protection and blessings to my new ministry as the Bishop of ACiC/AI, all our ACiC/AI clergy, leaders and people? Pray that in the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we can win over Satan's tricks, in order to strengthen our brothers and sisters so that His Kingdom will be extended. Please click this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)

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