"For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." 2 Corinthians 4:5
Or is it sometimes "For we preach ourselves and not Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves as "got-it-all-together" for Jesus' sake."
and ourselves great cooks (or musicians, or decorators or whatever) for Jesus' sake.
and ourselves debt free, great parents, holier than thou, for Jesus' sake.
What is man that thou are mindful of him...what am I? Isn't is so easy to get distracted from the Truly good news with our accomplishments and knowledge?
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
In the U.S. we have fewer and fewer freedoms. However, as a Christian we can celebrate our liberty in Christ. If the truth has set you free, you are free indeed. Jesus is the Truth. Let us remember that it is only His precious blood that saves us. It is only by His blood that the "accuser of the brethren" is cast down.
I hope to remember to share my life and my views with the right perspective. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus sake.
Happy Independence Day! The best freedom is Freedom in Christ! God bless us, everyone!