Who is like unto Thee, o Lord! Who is like unto Thee O! Lord! among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness, faithful in praising doing wonders alleluia.// How excellent is Your Name O lord! How excellent is Your Name o Lord!2x. How excellent is Your Name, how excellent is Your Name, how excellent is your Name O Lord! 2x

Father, I lift Your Name higher, glory, honour adoration be unto Thee in Jesus Name, give us the grace to follow Thee, abundant grace Lord, let Your Name alone be ;lifted up and all the earth bow before Your Presence. Gracious are You Lord, be Thou exalted in Jesus Name. thank you for another beautiful day You have give us to rejoice and be glad in it, glory be Your Name on high. Have Your way again as we journey through this week, may Your Hand lift us up, guide us and lead us in the way we should go in Jesus Name.

Beloved, indeed is a beautiful day and we acknowledge that faithful is our God. He is too faithful to fail us. our glory will radiate from on high and show forth His Praise for He created us for His good pleasure, glory be to Him on high in Jesus Name.

We started a series on “sin” last week Friday, we are likely to take a little time to consider further some aspect of it that we consider thrive but very dangerous if we really want to get it right in our relationship with God.

May God help us as the Holy Spirit throw more light in every way we are getting it wrong before now in Jesus Name. May we like Jesus and shall be well with us in Jesus Name (Phil 2:5-11).

Come on for more discovery: 

Genesis 21:22-23:20, Psalm 7:9-17, Proverbs 1:32-33, Matthew 8:5-27

 

A Little-Known Sin

The One who examines the thoughts and emotions is a righteous God.—Psalm 7:9

Focusing only on correcting obvious sin (sins of behavior) without understanding what it means to deal with the issues of the heart will bring about a condition akin to that of the Pharisees—more smug than spiritual.

One of the things I have noticed about myself is that whenever I feel I am not pursuing God in the way I should, I tend to focus on the surface issues of my life—my above-the-waterline problems—and work at them all I can. But sin involves far more than what goes on above the surface; there is also something going on in the deep recesses of my heart.

As there is little need for me to discuss the sins that are obvious, I want to focus now on those that are not. I imagine that those of you who have been Christians for some time will expect me at this stage to identify the hidden sins of the heart under such categories as resentment, lukewarmness, impatience, jealousy, and so on. My concern, however, is with a category of sin that is not easily recognized and not very well-known. This sin is probably more deeply buried in our hearts than any other, and it acts, in my opinion, as a trigger to them.

The sin I refer to is—demandingness. You won’t find the word in the Bible, but you will certainly see it illustrated there. Demandingness is insisting that our interests be served irrespective of others.

Clearly, if Christ is to live in us, then this has to die in us.

Prayer      

Father, I see that again You are about to face me with a strong and serious challenge. Forgive me if I draw back when Your lance plunges deep. I have lived with demandingness for so long that I might not even be able to recognize it. Help me, Lord. Amen.

Further Study

Gl 2:15-21; Isa 29:15; 30:1-2; 1Co 10:24

How did Paul describe “demandingness”?

What were the children of Israel doing?

As you examine your life as you read through this pieces, ask the Holy Spirit to help you to discover areas where “demandingness” is showing forth in your life and ask Him to help you. Don’t be self righteous, read the text for the day and you will discover that God knows the intent of every heart and you cannot hide it from Him, Him alone can also help you , so hold on to Him and it shall be well with you.

On this note we declare the week open in the Name of God the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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