13:1-7 & 14:1-23, I
Today we build upon two weeks ago with the last part of Micah 6:8, And to walk humbly
with your God. Humility was shown in Christ's action.
You can't show humility in isolation. A quote from Conrad Kanagy; "I accept that I
may be small in your eyes." With humility it is OK if you don't see it
careful of selfish ambitions. Look out for others interest not
just your own. Christ is an example of humility, and as a result
He has been and is highly exalted by God. Be reminded of our need to
follow His example.
careful how you exercise yourself with regards to disputable
matters. We must careful in these matter about judging others.
Be careful about who you think is the weaker brother. It is our
responsibility to exercise love.
A very current admonition given our present issue of
wearing masks and COVID-19.
passage is a reminder to submit to governing authorities. The
implication is that they
are supportive of good works. If they are supportive of evil
behavior that violates God's standard for the believer than we must obey God rather than man. We are also
reminder to pay taxes. That is pretty clear.
humility are on opposite ends of the spectrum. We have warnings
about pride. In God's value system for man, what appears to the
world be the way down (humility)
is the way up in God's eyes.