Yes Brother Joseph but far too many people are following their own gut or self-fulfilling, self-determination prophesy and seeking recognition from the world and other people; thus minions of the “Ways of The World Beast System,” therefore following the directives of the “father of all lies” which began in the Garden, his world of temptation! Sure many say they are Christians and even many of the current politicians here in America, many of them RINO’s not real traditional conservatives in a conservative party, who are giving lip service to all who foolishly listen to them! But this is all part of playing the game and looking for gain; self-glorification or the life of celebrity, seeking fame, fortune and adulation; this internet is loaded with those sort of persons all seeking the worldly attention they crave; or say an ego boost while not serving anything other than self!
St Paul said in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5: 1-2) We should love Jesus Christ each waking day with all of our hearts! Keep Him always front and center!
This is all so true and as I see it humility is mandatory for any human being to be worthy of God’s grace; after all He lowed himself from the position and authority of God the Creator of all things seen or unseen; down to here in this fallen world of corruption with its overwhelming sin to save us, through His only Son our Lord Savior and Redeemer Jesus The Christ! In so doing He became one of us to suffer for all of our dirty filthy sins and evils that many people partake of, taking our punishment! If he was willing to do that showing the world such vast infinite love that He offers to us; I think we should be willing to crawl on our faces if required to prove our genuine heartfelt humility!
Accept and receive His most precious gift of Himself the Redemption and New Everlasting Covenant; that He gave Himself his way as the mandatory sacrifice in order to allow us through the Gate to Heaven and be in God’s holy presence!
The Imitation of Christ is a Christian devotional book by Thomas à Kempis, first composed in Latin ca. 1418–1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member.
The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi), first published in 1418 by the German-Dutch monk and scribe, Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, better known as Thomas à Kempis (1380 – 25 July 1471).
“If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.” ― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
“But he who would fully and feelingly understand the words of Christ must study to make his whole life conformable to that of Christ. What doth it avail thee to discourse profoundly of the Trinity if thou be void of humility, and consequently, displeasing to the Trinity? In truth sublime words not make a man holy and just: but a virtuous life maketh him dear to God.”
“Vanity of vanities and all is vanity.” Eccles 1. 2. “Except to love God and serve Him alone. This is the highest wisdom, by despising the world to tend to heavenly kingdoms.”
Often remember that proverb: “the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear filled with hearing.” Eccles 1. 8.
“Study, therefore, to withdraw thy heart from the love of visible things and to turn thyself to things invisible.” My Imitation of Christ.
God bless you.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III