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Take Up Your Cross May 4th 2015

Are you a weak and wobbly Christian or separated unto the supernatural strength of God?

Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. (Proverbs 30:7-9 KJV)

Proverbs thirty is written by Agur the son of Jakeh who seems to be a modest and down to earth kind of guy who seeks God daily drawing upon truths he was taught in incorporating godliness in his day to day Christian life.

Agur understands that robust physical health includes separation from sin and attraction to the things of God.  Man must separate from those things which God clearly tells us in His Word is sin.  Mankind cannot enjoy a healthy spiritual life and dwell in sin at the same time; that is like having your spiritual cake and diving into sin at the same time.  Our spiritual health relies on being filled with the things of God while purging sin from our mind, body, and soul.

Agur requests from God two important things: to be far removed from pride and dishonesty and from extremes of riches or poverty as he sojourned upon this earth.  He understood these extremes in life also gave man fleshly opportunities for being filled with the things of this world and having no room for the things of God or to be desperate and seek needs upon his own strength and way instead of relying upon the providence of God.

Agur desired to be filled with the things of God and not carried away spiritually by the nature of sin which runs rampant in this world.  He knew that in his own strength he would fail but with the supernatural strength of God he was assured of standing spiritually strong while upon this earth.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearAre you failing spiritually in your own weakness or living godly in His strength?

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