Reckless Love Part 5 - What's Stopping You?
In this message you will learn: That THE greatest enemy to love is your pride.
So look at Apollos and me as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God’s mysteries. 2 Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. 3 As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point. 4 My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t prove I’m right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.
5 So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.
6 Dear brothers and sisters, I have used Apollos and myself to illustrate what I’ve been saying. If you pay attention to what I have quoted from the Scriptures, you won’t be proud of one of your leaders at the expense of another. 7 For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?
- The greatest enemy to love is your PRIDE.
- The Secret: Don't connect your ACCOMPLISHMENTS or your FAILURES to your identity.
- In Christianity, the performance does not lead to the verdict, the verdict leads to the performance.
- The Christian life was never supposed to be about committing to GOOD; it's about being committed to God, the one who does good in us and through us.
Recommended book: The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Tim Keller.