The word of God has been likened to a mirror reflecting who we are in Christ and who we have chosen to be.
The description came from Pastor Femi Megbope, at the August 8, Sunday second service, where he linked the encounter of the young man who came to Jesus to enquire how to make heaven, as recorded in Mark 10:18-27, to buttress his point.
In sharing insights on how to overcome self and embrace God’s instruction for a fulfilled life, Pastor Femi Megbope hinted that everything self will not allow one to get the important thing which is a good future.
“This is why a believer must always see him or herself from the word of God. The Word of God can be likened to a mirror which shows us how we look right now and gives us instructions regarding the changes we should make so we can be more like the picture that God has for us. Should we not make the changes, the blessing due to us may elude us,” he said.
Reading from James 1:23-25, the clergy noted that, “Self, makes one reject counsel, boast in one’s achievement and never allow them to acknowledge the grace of God over their lives and achievements. This would finally lead to the destruction of such a believer who allows the self to take over his or her life.
“Self wants you to take the praise and glory. If it is by your boasting, then you have missed it. We are who we are by the grace of God. So, don’t let your blessing be an oppressing factor in the life of others.”
The Pastor further made reference to the fall of Lucifer as recorded in 2 Chronicles 25:24; 26:14-16, Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 to admonish the congregation that always seeks its own, protect itself, and thereby making whoever possesses it lie and steal for self-preservation.
He, therefore, urged the worshipers to place priority on God’s word in their hearts as this will help them mortify the works of the flesh.
Pastor Femi Megbope adds: “We can’t serve God or come to Him on own terms. We come to him knowing that we must believe that He is and that He is superior to us because God sees beyond what man can put up, He sees straight into our hearts.”