Can a true biblical church survive that reflects more of American culture than it does true selfless dependence and humility?
Paul to the Philippian church, “…complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,” (Phil 2:1-5)
Is my American (or simply worldly, selfish) pride and individualism impeding my pursuit of Jesus Christ and His kingdom? Is this amplified in the corporate life of the churches?
Does the American church draw near in ‘full accord’ and do we share the quality and response of having this ‘one/same mind’ mindset ‘among’ ourselves? Are we too proud, too independent, too attached to the pursuit of a vapor? Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
LORD, help your sheep… make our joy complete in You; we hope in You.