Mere Men

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. If you hope that things should be better, don’t worry, please take a moment, breathe and just whisper “Lord I believe you.”

Things may never seem like we want it to be and we often wonder if it can ever change, never despair, believe God!! If He says He will do it, He will in His perfect time. Hang in there. Be a believer! 

"for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and [a]behaving like mere men? 4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?

Our text is taken from 1Corinthians 3:3-4 (NKJV)

The text above shows the Apostle Paul speaking to the Corinthians about still behaving like mere men because factions have come up within the Church based on who converted them; there was an Apollos group and a Paul group.  The Amplified version explains the ‘mere men’ syndrome as still behaving like unchanged people and being reactive to ordinary impulses. Apostle Paul attributed the ‘mere men’ syndrome to being carnal, unspiritual and living out of the flesh than being submitted fully to the Holy Spirit.

If you read to the end of the Chapter, the Apostle goes on to explain that both he and Apollos are workers in God’s vineyard (the Church) and that the Church is God’s.  God creates the increase in our lives through the seed (his word) planted in us by His Servants (Priests, Pastor, etc)

Today I want to address something that bothers me and, I know a number of others; if we claim to be unified under Christ, why do we still claim that one church is better than the next?  Or one has the presence of the Holy Spirit and another not. Why do we quickly denounce pastors and preach followership for other churches? If we all belong to Christ, shouldn’t we all be striving to be more like Him?  Why do we choose to behave like “mere men?” why do we let our human nature cause us to create divisions amongst us because we are looking at the doctrine of men?

It’s time for the Church to be unified under Christ and not under men. Enough of the doctrines and more of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the only foundation upon which God Our Father builds on. Can you just imagine if the Church spoke with one voice? Raised men and women to be in Government, Business etc etc ? Can you just imagine how powerful and amplified that Voice could be?

Today, check yourself before you point a judging finger to another church (fellowship), strive to be led by the Holy Spirit and not be a “mere man”, show love to a fellow believer, speak God’s truth and let’s be unified in faith and prayer.

SELAH! (think on this)

Prayer

Prayer for this week

My God and Father, I choose to be led by your Spirit and not by my flesh. I will not be a mere man but live the extraordinary life through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Charge

Charge for this week

Look around you, do you have fellow believers in your workplace, residence that do not go to the same church as you? Do you argue about certain things based on doctrine? Be deliberate now in your actions towards them, deliberate acts of love, stay off meaningless arguments. Strive to be unified through the love of the Father.
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2 thoughts on “Mere Men”

  1. chukwunwem amakaeze says:

    These Words are Great Blessings. Thank you

  2. Daniel Igwe says:

    Lord help us to not judge and condemn. Give us grace to allow you lead us. Teach us to let go and let you. Amen!

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