We live in a self-centered world; a selfie-world. Sadly the church has become a place of self-worship. When this happens, the worship of Jesus is replaced with the worship of self.
Don’t focus on your glory. Focus on the glory of Jesus Christ.
The people of Galilee were drawn to the words and works of Jesus. They were not drawn to Him. John 4:45
People followed Jesus for what He could do for them.
People attend church for the same reason.
This nobleman “implored” Jesus. He begged Jesus repeatedly. v 47
Why did Jesus initially ignore the man? Because to this man, Jesus was only a miracle worker. v 48
This man’s lack of faith does not hinder Jesus.
Why does God do what God does?
- Isaiah 48:11 – God does is for His name’s sake. That His glory will be supreme.
- Ephesians 1:3-5, 6, 12, 14 – He saves and secures us for the praise of His glory.
But sadly in the church, we have pushed the glory of God to the side and demanded that our needs take first place.
Later the man believes unto salvation. Verses 51-54
Someday when you meet this man in heaven, like you, he will be giving glory to God not worrying about his own needs.
What Are We to Do? Stop focusing on our own glory and focus on the glory of Jesus Christ.
Many people are depending on self to go to heaven. But self can never save you. Only Jesus can save.
Stop believing in self and believe on Jesus. The Bible teaches that fact. Jesus says in John 14:6 says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”
So the only way to God is through Jesus. Believe that and be saved.
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