Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (16th April, 2016)

Posted: April 16, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Words Of Wisdom
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April 16, 2016

PRESUMPTION

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Numbers 16:1-10

Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel…
Numbers 16:9
 

Identify people who enter the ministry not appreciating the great privilege given to them to serve in the house of the Lord.

These people are presumptuous and take for granted existing leadership and authority structures. They move out of rank, speaking about things that do not concern them.

Presumption is defined as “the arrogant assumption of privilege!” People are presumptuous when they feel that the call of God is no “big deal” and it is not such a special thing to be a pastor. Such people do not see any barriers between themselves and the leadership of the church. They say in their hearts, “I can be you”, “I can do what you are doing”. Such people want to be Reverend ministers and declare their equality with all other Reverend ministers. This is presumption and is a dangerous trait that causes people to erroneously move into things they are not called to.

The Word of God and the call of God stand alone as the reason why you should do things. The Word of God is a rock. The murmuring of the people is sand. Do not build your house on the sand. Build your house on the rock!

“Now Korah … and Dathan and Abiram … took men: And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron …” (Numbers 16:1-3).

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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