10.28.2009

Word Wednesday .::66

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron. Leave a comment and share a scripture that has impacted you this week.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Numbers 16:8-11 The Message

8-11 Moses continued with Korah, "Listen well now, sons of Levi. Isn't it enough for you that the God of Israel has selected you out of the congregation of Israel to bring you near him to serve in the ministries of The Dwelling of God, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them? He has brought you and all your brother Levites into his inner circle, and now you're grasping for the priesthood, too. It's God you've ganged up against, not us. What do you have against Aaron that you're bad-mouthing him?"

I love this perspective - "Isn't it enough for you that the God of Israel has selected you out of the congregation of Israel to bring you near him to serve in the ministries..." Korah was the son of Levi who came to a point in ministry where he started believing that he actually deserved his position (pride), which always leads to wanting more and more position and power. I've seen it first hand amongst staff members. It's an ugly scene and something Satan uses in many churches. Whenever I feel that twinge of pride creep up, I constantly remind myself that I do not deserve to be a worship pastor in a church. It's all God's doing. If I can keep that perspective, I will be way more useful to the church and the Kingdom.

What's your Word?


4 comments:

Fred McKinnon said...

Great Word, Gary ... and thanks for your faithfulness to bring God's Word to us weekly!

Gary Durbin said...

Thanks Fred!

Anonymous said...

I have found that a proper understanding of God's Sovereignty is a good cure for avoiding things/positions we shouldn't.

Eric said...

That last anonymous post was me. :-)