Invading the space of others...! I got call from my cousin V and wanted to invite me to the pinata of his grandson V and we explained that we were booked tommorrow and couldn't go. But I hanged up and went about my business, took my bible and I was thinking about a blog about who was the greatest...! And close to where Jesus takes a child and teaches the dicipiles about humility and meeknes,there's a stern warning about discouraging someone who has come to like you and believed God... And I fired my incense bowl and looked at the smoke and the aroma filled the room and house and I prayed and the smell and aroma kept me focuse on God and what he wanted to do for me and me for him... And the incense had invaded everyones space in the house, let's turn to Mark 14:1-9, ["... 1After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. 2But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. 3And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. 4And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? 5For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. 6And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. 7For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. 8She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. 9Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her..."] And I thought, was I really too busy tommorrow to visit my cousin and his grandson and their celebration? Was is it really to hard to make it and visit them and make merry with them for a little while... And I thought, was the aroma I was breaking the aroma of Christ or the arrogance of the Devil in person? And certainly called my cousin back and told him that it would be a pleasure to represent Christ in his party and take the aroma of Jesus there and bless his party... And Paul says that the gospel is a fragrant aroma to them that are saved and dead man's bones him who is perishing. But where ever we go we are to invade the space of those who need life! And our childlike meekness give off the aroma of the gospel... And we don't want to stumble anyone who want to believe with our air of selfishness and pride and arrogance! That is not the calling of Christ or the gospel! Fill the air and room with the aroma of life and bring them into the knowledge of God... May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
To sum up,
["...5To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
6Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
7Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
8Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
9I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
10Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
11But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
12For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
13But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person..."]
This is a stern warning to those who are out there for vain glory, on the edge of arrogance and insolence, who think more hightly of themselves than God would approve...
May you be blessed. Amen.