The Word of the Week

Aim of Ambition

August 14, 2017
Our team member Aim of Ambition at Med Life Fit
THE WORD FOR THE WEEK
Title:   Aim of Ambition                                           8/14/2017
“Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned…Let us hope in the Lord”   Psalm 131:1-3   (KJV)
Collectively Psalms 120-134 were are called “the Song of Ascents” and Psalms 131 is the 12th of the 15th. They were sung from memory as pilgrims ascended towards Jerusalem for three worship festivals (Passover, Pentecost, and Sukkot) as described in Deuteronomy 16. Eugene Peterson describes these Psalms as “songs for the road”. We survive along the way not because we are so good but because of stamina in our faith. Eugene Peterson further suggest that “perseverance does not mean perfection it means we do not quit when we find that we are not yet mature and there is a long journey still before us”.
But, what do you do when you aim high or great and wonder if it’s too much to handle and realize you did not want to be in this place in the first place? Our hearts are desirous of worldly things, cry for them, and are fond of them; but, by the grace of God, a soul that is made holy as we all should strive- is weaned from these worldly things. Are we too ambitious? The Psalmist above speaks of terms like haughty or lofty eyes-terms that do not refer to humility or esteeming others or being humble. The Bible dictionary states that ambition is an intense drive to succeed or achieve wealth, honor or fame for one’s self. Eugene Peterson says “It’s an aspiration gone crazy”. But, in the Bible the word ambition takes on a whole new dimension. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 says we should be ambitious to live a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your own hands that you may walk properly and…Lack Nothing”. The world says “He/She with the most toys wins…Strive to be number one and have the most at all cost”. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:9, “Therefore, we make it our ambition…to be pleasing to God”. The Bible teaches us to be ambitious yet the objective is to make it ,whether present or absent, to be accepted by Christ, not by the world and that it esteems and honors Him.
Charles Spurgeon says Psalms 131 is one of the shortest Psalms to read but one of the longest to learn. Every Christian encounters problems of growth and difficulties of development.
We are much more likely to find passionate prayer in a foxhole than in a crowd.
We at MED-LIFE-FIT continue to encourage you to be ambitious and honor God by being good to the Temple of God, your body. Read your bible daily and embrace The WORD. Don’t worry about what everybody else is doing. Be content with God’s leadership. Attend all FOUR Groups this month!

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