Friday, April 27, 2012
God requires that we walk in submission to Him.
Lets start this post with a summation of yesterdays thoughts on a rebellious attitude, remember we are all natural-born rebels against God, and we all have a natural tendency to resist God's will in our lives; this is the nature that we inherited from our father Adam (it is called the sin nature or original sin).
The attitude that we need to replace our rebellious attitude with is the attitude of submission. This is the put off - put on principle at work, this principle is one of the most necessary concepts to understand in the process of the sanctification of the believer.
It is important that I remind you that in order to submit to God you need to be a "new creation" ( 11 Cor. 5:17). We can not have a submissive attitude toward God that will be pleasing to Him unless we have been give new hearts (Ezekiel 31:26).
What does God require of us, well Micah 6:8 gives us the answer..."that you walk humbly with your God," this is the attitude that pleases God, he desires a heart that takes its place before Him in humble adoration. This is the whole of the christian journey, it is a constant struggle with the old Adam nature (sinful and rebellious) and submitting ourselves before our King.
Christian friend, be encouraged that God will work His will in your life; just be willing to allow that work to bear the fruit of a humble and submissive attitude that will bring glory and honor to His name.
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