2023-03-23 “God Will Not Play along with Adam”(Philippians 2:5-8)

God Will Not Play along with Adam 神不會與亞當戲耍“(Philippians 腓立比書 2:5-8)

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!


In our eagerness to lead men to ‘accept’ Christ we are often tempted to present for acceptance a Christ who is merely a Christ of convenience and not the true Lord of glory at all! Christ is often recommended as a wonderfully obliging but not too discriminating Big Brother who delights to help us to accomplish our ends but not asking about the moral and spiritual qualities of those ends. God will not play along with Adam; Christ will not be ‘used’ by any of Adam’s selfish brood. The whole purpose of God in redemption is to make us holy and to restore us to the image of God! To accomplish this, He disengages us from earthly ambitions and draws us away from the cheap and unworthy prizes that worldly men set their hearts upon. (A. W. Tozer)


Prayer: Father God, few seldom humble themselves to the extent like that of our Lord Jesus becoming obedient to death on a shameful cross! Thank you that you follow our willingness with interest, not our capability for no one could do it without your love and grace as well as the power of the Holy Spirit! Amen.


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