“Thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”
This was Jesus speaking to Peter, after Peter contradicted what Jesus had just explained.
Peter was reacting, thinking, speaking from the Natural, Human perspective.
Jesus had expounded on the Spiritual. We still do it today.
“Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”
So many of us get saved, a Spiritual experience. Then learn, recite and preach by our Natural abilities.
Some do this well, others, not so much. Most do not realize they are trying to do a Spiritual task, by fleshly means.
They speak the right words, believe the truth, but do not have a clue, how to live it, never mind how to share it in Power.
I understand why… I do it myself. I’ll take it from here, Lord, is much easier then, Lord, draw me close to You, never let me stray. Show me Your way, Oh Lord.
If you want a larger congregation, dump your plan, draw close to Him, let Him have His way.
His way is higher and better, the results and praise are His, you are just the vehicle used for His Glory.
Lord, make me a vehicle, I pray. Amen