People claim to seek unity with God, but want to retain their separated egos,do they know God?
Five hundred years later, another young man, Emmanuel, whom the Greeks called Jesus the Christ, was similarly tested and, he, too, refused to give in to the temptations of the ego and flesh. It seems that those who want to overcome the ego and its world of flesh must be tempted in assorted ways; only the few with the courage to not give in to temptation to be separated ego self succeed. This world, the material universe, is a product of our desire for separation. Desire for separated self is the cause of suffering; That is why you have too many churches today.
THere is evidence all over the Old Testament of the Hebrews doing the same thing, trusting in themselves. It is a human struggle, one that will not be perfected until we reach heaven.
However, scripture teaches us to put aside ourselves, to esteem others higher than ourselves, to let Christ within us show Himself through us. Yet we seem to buy into the worldly teaching of SELF esteem, looking out for number one, and trusting our own wisdom.
We need to see that TRUE wisdom comes only from God. And present ourselves a LIVING sacrifice, stepping aside and letting Christ rule the day.
Those that follow themselves may "know" God, but they are very misled about His character.
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