A RESPECTER OF PRINCIPLES NOT OF PERSONS


 

MEMORY VERSE: Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. Acts 10:34

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: NUMBER 17-20

Physical laws operate based on certain principles. Take for instance the law of gravity. Gravity is simply a force pulling together all matter (which is anything you can physically touch). The more matter, the more gravity, so things that have a lot of matter such as planets and moons and stars pull more strongly. Mass is how we measure the amount of matter in something. The more massive something is, the more of a gravitational pull it exerts. As we walk on the surface of the Earth, it pulls us and we pull back. But since the Earth is so much more massive than we are, the pull from us is not strong enough to move the Earth, while the pull from the Earth can make us fall flat on our faces. If you throw an apple up gravity (from the earth) pulls it down. Now, the law of gravity is not a respecter of persons. If a white man jumps up, the law of gravity will pull him down. Also, if a black man jumps up, the law of gravity will pull him down.

God is not of a respecter of persons. Job 34:19 says, “How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.” Acts 10:34 says, “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.” Romans 2:11 says, “For there is no respect of persons with God.” However, He is a respecter of Principles. They way up is ‘down’. John 12:24 says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” Unless a corn of wheat falls to the ‘ground’, it will not germinate and grow. Not until you humble yourself, the Lord will not lift you up. James 4:10 says,“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

Jesus descended 7 steps before He ascended 7 steps back ( Philippians 2:6-9). Firstly, He made himself of no reputation. Secondly, He took upon Himself the form of a slave. Thirdly, He was made in the likeness of men. Fourthly, He was fashioned as a man. Fifthly, He humbled Himself. Sixthly, He became obedient unto death. Seventhly, He became obedient even to the death of the cross, the death of a slave. On reaching rock bottom, He ascended 7 steps up to Glory. Firstly. He was given a name that is above every name. Secondly, at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. Thirdly, of things in heaven. Fourthly, of things on earth. Fifthly, of things under the earth. Sixthly, every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Seventhly, finally His image returns to God the Father so that God is again, all in all to the glory of God the Father. This brings us to the question, how low are you willing to go just to humble yourself ? The reason is that the more humbler you are, the higher God will lift you.

NOTE: John 3:5 says, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” This is another principle. It does not matter how much offerings a man give on Sundays or during mid week services. Except he gives his life to Christ he will not enter into the kingdom of God. The fellow may be as harmless as a dove. He may be as cool as a cucumber. It does not matter how many charity work he does or how much he gives to the poor, if he is not born again he will not enter the kingdom of God.

QUESTION: Are you born again? Are you saved? If you are, then from what where you saved from? Is it anger, malice, unforgiveness? Are you humble? How humble?

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