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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 308: Careful, careful, careful

Today's Reading: Matthew 23, Luke 20-21

Memo to self: Careful, careful, careful!

1. When you preach, do not beat the flock. Remember, you are preaching to yourself more strongly than to anyone else. Remember, you are a sinner. Careful, careful, careful.

2. Do not expect others to carry the load if you are not right there beside them. Remember, your own burdens have been carried by Christ and many by them. Remember, you are a servant. Careful, careful, careful.

3. Do not parade about or lord over others. Remember, keep your spirit humble by frequent private visits with God. Remember, you are just one of the multitude of believing priests. Careful, careful, careful.

4. Crucify your pride; you are no better than anyone. Remember to take the lowest seat and seek the last place. Remember, the glory is not yours, it is God's. Careful, careful, careful.

5. Beware of titles; use them only when necessary. Remember, you are no better because of your education or ordination. Remember, you belong to God. Careful, careful, careful.

6. Watch out for the bragging tongue. Remember your Teacher, your Messiah. Remember, you are to boast only in him. Careful, careful, careful.

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