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Let no man glory in men

1 Peter 2:1-3 says, “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”

It is important to have desires, and for you your optimal desire should be that you grow in the things of God. Developing yourself that way is vital and so important to understand the value of education. One thing the Lord was commended about is he “…grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.” Luke 2:40.
2 Peter 1:5-8 says,

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; [6] And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; [7] And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. [8] For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Anyway, I said, “let no man glory in men,” quoting 1 Cor 3:21 and the reason is because, “…ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.”

You don’t grow because the preacher has preached but because God has given the increase, ( 1 Cor 3:7). The fact that you develop spiritually, even physically or mentally is God’s doing – he is the one who gives the increase, (1 Cor 3:6).

1 Corinthians 3:18 says, “Let no man deceive himself.

How’s it possible that you can deceive yourself? When you glory in men. “Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?” 1 Corinthians 1:12-13

Our problems here  begins when our faith stands in the wisdom of men, more than it does in the power of God.

You ask some people, why do you go to that church? Their answers seem to be like they’re saying men’s wisdom attracted us; excellence of speech!
But Paul says, “…my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:4-5

What’s the problem? It means you’re still carnal, period! We’ve a problem if we profess we’re christians when we know we are still controlled by our own desires, not God’s.

Paul asks a question I don’t often hear these days,  and I’m not surprised. Here it is;

Who am I? 1 Corinthians 3:5

“And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.” John 1:19-20

Let no man glory in men, but endeavour to wax strong in the spirit, to grow in grace, and to be filled with wisdom from on high. Yet also, do “not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.” 1 Corinthians 4:6

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