CONDESCEND!

Friday 6 December
RCCG Open Heavens Daily Devotional
CONDESCEND!
Memory Verse: Be of the same mind
one toward another. Mind not high
things, but condescend to men of low
estate. Be not wise in your own
conceits. Romans 12:16
Read: Isaiah 66:1-2
1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is
my throne, and the earth is my
footstool: where is the house that ye
build unto me? and where is the place
of my rest?
2 For all those things hath mine hand
made, and all those things have been,
saith the LORD: but to this man will I
look, even to him that is poor and of
a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my
word.
Message
After seeing their plight, hearing their
cries and feeling their pains, God
came down to rescue the Israelites
from Egypt. Our God is a mobile God.
He comes down to deliver His own. As
high as God is and even though He
has His throne in Heaven, yet He
condescends to meet the needs of His
children on earth (Isaiah 66:1).
Looking at Psalm 50:10-12 and
Revelation 3:20, we see the God who
owns the cattle on a thousand hill and
who Heaven cannot contain wanting to
dine in your house. Whenever you
want to eat, after thanking God for
the provision, sanctify it and invite
Him to join you. You can be sure
nobody can poison the food God is
eating from. God can come down to
any level. Philippians 2:5-8 says even
though Jesus Christ is God, yet He
became a man and served as a
servant. One day, I was shocked when
God told me that even though He is
the Almighty God, He has been doing
the work of a servant for His children.
He said when we say: ‘Father, give me
this or that’, we are actually sending
Him on an errand, and He delivers. If
God can condescend to any level just
to serve His children, what level is too
low for you to get to in serving those
under you?
“Be of the same mind one toward
another. Mind not high things, but
condescend to men of low estate. Be
not wise in your own conceits.”
Romans 12:16
God lives by example. Before He tells
you to humble yourself and serve
others, He has done it time and again.
Some leaders consider themselves too
high to be reached. If you are ‘high’
and you stay up there, you will be
unable to reach out to those who are
low. Most of the people you are
expected to reach out to are
somewhere down – they know less
about God or His ways, probably have
never been ordained, have little or no
means of livelihood, have little or no
education, etc. The ability to
condescend to their level is a plus
which makes you like God. That is
humility. Put aside your differences
and reach out to them today following
the example of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Action Point
Prayerfully, reach out to 10 people
below your status and show them the
love of God

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