RCCG: KNOW YOUR LIMIT

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016
THEME: KNOW YOUR LIMIT
Memorise:
For I say, through the grace given unto me,
to every man that is among you, not to think
of himself more highly than he ought to
think; but to think soberly, according as God
hath dealt to every man the measure of
faith. Romans 12:3
Read: Romans 12:3-10
12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto
me, to every man that is among you, not to
think of himself more highly than he ought
to think; but to think soberly, according as
God hath dealt to every man the measure of
faith.
12:4 For as we have many members in one
body, and all members have not the same
office:
12:5 So we, being many, are one body in
Christ, and every one members one of
another.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according to
the grace that is given to us, whether
prophecy, let us prophesy according to the
proportion of faith;
12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our
ministering: or he that teacheth, on
teaching;
12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation:
he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity;
he that ruleth, with diligence; he that
sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9 Let love be without dissimulation.
Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which
is good.
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another
with brotherly love; in honour preferring
one another;
MESSAGE
The common saying that no man is an island
comes to play in a very strong way here. The
meaning of the title ‘Know Your Limit’ as
explained in the memory verse for today can
only be understood in the light of Biblical
doctrine. Theology is a big word that simply
means the study of God; it is an
indispensable part of spiritual learning.
Divine truths are closely related to each
other, and cannot be viewed in their right
proportions or taught rightly except in their
mutual connection. God inspired several
individuals in the writing of the Bible, there
is no book of the Bible that is complete in
itself, each one depends on others to give
complete knowledge of an aspect of Biblical
Doctrine.
Some tell the beginning, while others tell the
middle or tail end of the story. For example,
the doctrine of salvation, baptism,
communion, divine healing, sin and the
second coming of Jesus, cannot be fully
understood by reading any one book of the
Bible. This is the reason why 1 Corinthians
2:13 says:
“Which things also we speak, not in the
words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but
which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing
spiritual things with spiritual.”
Therefore, in order for us to remain in tune
with the Holy Ghost, we as Christians must
be conscious of our limitations as human
beings. First, we only know in part, our
knowledge of anything is at best partial or
subjective and dependent on available
information. We must therefore
acknowledge the general human limitations
and our individual limitations in accordance
with the mighty knowledge of God. This is
the only way to remain humble and
teachable, the only way to focus on the Spirit
of the Word always, rather than the letter
which kills (2 Corinthians 3:6).
This is the only way to be “approved unto
God” and to “rightly divide the word of
truth.” Note that the study of any particular
Bible truth in isolation, without considering
its relations to other Bible truths, is a
common cause of narrowness which
frequently produces heresy.
Prayer Point
Father, please help me to know my limits
and be focused on the Spirit in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Jeremiah 52
Psalms 62
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

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