《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: ‘The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.’” (Rom 15:2-3)
Meditation one: What is the greatest problem for a life at church? It is that people become self-centered instead of Christ-centered; look for one’s own glory in all things, and do not seek for the glory of God. When a Church does not magnify Christ, not grow up in every way into Christ, the Church will become a political showground, vying for power and humiliating the name of God.
Meditation two: What is the new commandment given to the Church by the Lord Jesus? We love one another just as He has loved us (John 13:34). Loving one another is not hanging in one’s mouth, but everyone has to think of the benefits of other brothers and sisters. Never do anything that cannot build someone up or cause one to stumble. For the sake of Christ and brothers and sisters, we would rather put down our own perspectives and opinions. The Lord Jesus came not to be served but to serve. (Mat 20:28)
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for entrusting the church to us. Please teach me how to work together with brothers and sisters, to learn to live out a life that can build each other up, be of the same mind one toward another, forgive each other, and love one another. Let me be a person who loves the Lord, loves people, and loves Church for the entire life. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!