SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 14:20,
VERSE FOR TODAY: Brothers stop thinking like children. In regards to
evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. (NIV)
Has your child ever embarrassed you in public, and you wanted to disown them for a moment?
My husband invited our pastor and his wife over for dinner one Saturday evening. While I was preparing to put the food on the table my five-year-old son
decided to entertain our guest. The pastor was so taken by this little boys singing that he asked him to sing Sunday morning.
Sunday morning came and our pastor called my little five-year-old up on the platform. The service was held in an auditorium so this little guy
gets on the stage and starts singing "God has smiled on me," well he did well, until he got to the verse, he forgot the words, so he improvised and
sang (he picked me up and threw me on the ground a funny, funny, funny and a funny foo.) at that moment, I wanted to say, oh, he's not ours we found him on our doorstep. But I realized he was just a child. After the audience finished rolling with laughter he marched down and
back to his seat.
Paul said " When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child,
I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
I Corinthians 13:11
Our father knows that when we're children we do and say childish things,
but when we are grown up and act like children it grieves the heart of God. It's ugly to see an adult throwing a tantrum. Oh, he doesn't
throw himself down and kick his feet, but he has a tantrum nonetheless he stops speaking, yells, or gossips about you. Now when I say he you know
I'm talking about men and women. I’ve known men and women who have been saved for years, yet they still act like children.
Paul said when you should have been teaching others your immature and have need to be given the basics all over again. It's not time to go backward, act childlike, to pout, and play the blame game. It's time to put your war garments on and fight the good fight of faith.
Father I thank you for revealing the truth of your word and that it equips us for the battle. May we run with patience the race that is set before us.
In Jesus name, I pray. Amen!