March 10, 2021 – Independence/Status
Proverbs 3:1-12, Jeremiah 17:5-9, Matthew 23:1-12
Our sinful nature wants to be able to do things ourselves. We don’t want help, we don’t want to fail, and we don’t want to share credit. We want to be known as people who can do it all. Following Jesus means that we stop clinging to our own need to feel like it’s all us and realize that we need to solely rely on God for wisdom and guidance (and salvation). We are called to humble ourselves and admit that it is not us but God.