Negate Arrogance

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. (Mathew 19:16-22 KJV)

The young man in the scripture of Matthew chapter 19 was sorrowful due to the exposing of where his heart truly lies within which was not of God. The young ruler approached Jesus and asked Him questions arrogantly. The young ruler called Him Good Master. The young ruler was operating in an arrogant spirit. Jesus knew that his heart was not in the right place and He responded to him saying, “Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.” Jesus also gave the young ruler chances to humble myself and to just accept what was spoken to him. Instead of the young man considering or receiving what Jesus have spoken, he pushed himself further in his own ignorance according to his heart and asked a third question while not considering what Jesus have already spoken. Jesus puts a stop to the young man’s arrogant questions and told him if he wants to be perfect then to sell all he has and give to the poor and follow Him. The rich young ruler became sorrowful because his heart is not in the right place.

We as the Body of Christ should immediately repent if we find our hearts is not in the right place. We as the Body of Christ must examine ourselves to see if we are walking in meekness before the Lord. We should always be in pursuit of meekness and humility in our walk with the Lord. We should not wait on the Lord to humble us, but we must humble ourselves. We must walk in meekness and obedience before Him. Meekness is one of the nine fruits of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:23. We must be meek and obedience at all times before the Lord. As the scriptures are spoken by the words of Jesus in Matthew chapter 21 verse 44 and in Luke chapter 20 verse 18, “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder”, even so, must we fall on the Stone or Rock of the Lord Jesus the Christ to be broken by Him without putting on ourselves more than we can bear. God will bear and carry us as we negate arrogance and walk in meekness before Him.


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