The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.Luke 18:11(NIV)
I am writing this after getting out of church and the message was about Pharisees and the tax collector. This gave me a brilliant idea for a devotion. There are so many different denominations of Christian churches and various ways to worship. To feel our Christian domination is THE way or the only way is wrong. First of all, everyone who names the name of Jesus should be on the same team. If l become prideful like "my way or the highway" then that is sort of Phariseeish. I am pretty sure there are not going to be denominations in heaven because I feel we will be unified in praising and worshipping God as the Spirit leads us.
There is not a person I know that does not need Jesus. Churches are not for perfect people because none of us are. No one has "arrived" so beware having that attitude. Also church membership does not save you. Satan just loves to have Christians arguing about who knows best. Why not just concentrate on praising Jesus and not condemning the unsaved or your brother and sister in Christ?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I thank you that I know I have not got all the answers. I learn more each day. I want to strive for holiness as you are Holy. In Jesus' name. Amen.