In (Jer.7:1-7) the prophet Jeremiah shares with the people of Judah what they need to do in order to be blessed by the Lord and these traits are no different for the New Testament Church today. The first thing he tells them is they must (amend their ways and their doings): In other words, Judah had to change. And that’s no different for us today. If we are going to make it to heaven; if we are going to dwell in the presence of God; if we are going to truly be blessed we have to change our ways and our doings. We can’t stay like we are and believe that somehow God is going to receive us into a pure and sinless heaven. Even if we are saved today we still have to be in a state of continual change as the Lord would lead because He expects us to grow, mature and be all that He has called us to be.
We can never get to a place in Christ where we believe we have arrived and there are some in the body of Christ that have this belief that they have arrived, and if that’s the case then God can teach you nothing. Hence, if we believe we have arrived, then in our minds God can teach us nothing; thus we are no use to God. Amending our ways and our doings is a daily walk with God. We know this is true because even the Apostle Paul said in (1 Cor. 15:31) “I die Daily”. Thus, even for one of the greatest spiritual leaders to ever live it was all about seeing less of himself and more of Christ in his daily Christian walk. If it was good for him it’s most certainly good for us.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason