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The Mountain of God

  • Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1'2 WEB

    Picture us all climbing a mountain together, the mountain of God. Each of us is different physically and of various ages. Some will have experience and will move faster than others. Some may slip occasionally and need help along the way. Some parts will be more difficult as the grade grows steeper.

    Accidents like slipping, falling down, and sliding back down the mountain are just parts of the climb. The key is to always get back up and keep going. Solomon wrote that a righteous person may fall seven times, but they rise again (Proverbs 24:16). The Holy Spirit will help us get back on our feet every time. We just have to keep focused on getting to the top of the mountain and stop looking down and behind us. As long as we are climbing, it's gonna be OK. If you took the time to read this, then you're still climbing.

    There is an immaturity that is totally acceptable to God. For instance, a two-year-old child is immature when compared to an adult, but we accept that. It is to be expected. We understand this and discipline children according to their age. Toddlers may get a spanking, teens may go to juvenile hall, adults may go to prison.

    To think that God cannot comprehend that is an error. Yet religion will create a cookie-cutter system of perfection that none can live up to. God does not expect new believers to behave like Moses. His children are varied, mixed up, a multicolored family from all walks of life. What we do have in common is that we have the same understanding Father who loves each and every one of us. He does not expect us to grow up as clones of one another.

    In Galatians chapter 6, Paul wrote that if anyone was caught in a transgression, that those who are spiritual should restore him in a "spirit of gentleness." By bearing each other's burdens during these moments of need and showing love and gentleness, we fulfill Christ's law. Jesus had compassion on the multitudes.

    In Romans 13:9, Paul wrote that love completely fulfills the requirements of the law. All the commandments are summed up in one word, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." He also knew there would be differences of opinions among us. That we would not agree on everything, all the time.

    There is no room in God's word to ever be a religious snob or look down on others. The message is clear, we are to love and help one another. Paul wrote this in Romans 14:1, "One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Don't let him who eats despise him who doesn't eat. Don't let him who doesn't eat, judge him who eats, for God has accepted him. Who are you who judge another's servant?" Romans 14:1-4 WEB.

    Pay attention to your own path and not your neighbors, unless you intend to help them. If you ever look in disdain at someone else who is currently sliding down the mountain on their face, know that you will probably be next, for you will be tested in the same way they were.

    Galatians 6:7 tells us, "Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap." Jesus told us in Luke 6:37: "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you." That "do unto others as you would have them do to you" thing, well, it's for real. How you treat others will determine how you will be treated by others. So I suggest you start loving them.

    We climb to the top of God's mountain by keeping the main thing, love God and love our neighbors, as the main thing that we focus on. When we can offer a helping hand, we do so. Avoid useless arguments that just cause strife and division. Together, we will climb this mountain.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please let me see others through Your eyes and feel Your compassion for them. Put a guard over my mouth and make me aware of the bad things that I would say before saying them. Help me be a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Jehovah Father, Thank you for all you do for us and help us to do the same with others in Jesus’ nameI pray, Amen
Sep 18
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!this is perfectly true! thank you so much for this fabulous devotional! I keep trying to remind some loved ones about that Luke passage.thank you

Sep 18
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, please let me be a blessing to others.

Sep 18
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!!

Sep 18
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Perfect devotional for today's times. Everyday praise the Lord. Give me strength Heavenly Father to climb God's Mountain. Amen

Sep 18
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please let me see others through Your eyes and feel Your compassion for them. Put a guard over my mouth and make me aware of the bad things that I would say before saying them. Help me be a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Amen, thank you Lord.

Sep 18
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Heavenly Father Help Me To Continue To Help Others Amen

Sep 18
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Hello Sylvia and Pastor Dion, thank you for today's devotional.  
could you please check into putting me back on the mailing list.  I haven't received any emails for a week or so.  Thank you, Roseanne 

Sep 18
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. 

Sep 18
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Sep 18
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me to be a blessing to others, Amen!

Sep 18
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Sep 18
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank Your loving care and I humbly ask You to help me to appreciate that what You  do for us is to be done to others in need. We trust in Your guidance and will follow Your command, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Your will be done. 

Thank you Pastor for this reminder, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Sep 18
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Comparison: The Thief of Joy!  Give me strength for the climb, Lord, and help me be a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen!

Sep 18
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus please let us be a blessing to others and live our lives for your glory. Amen 

Sep 18
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

A beautiful devotional. God I'm trying. Amen

Sep 18
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

This was a message I needed to hear. Thank you Lord for blessing us with Pastor Dion and Sylvia with the truth.

Sep 18
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Sep 18
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 18
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Sep 18
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 18
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Great devotion today! Pastor Dion, thank you for taking the time to write these for the followers of Jesus!! We all have fallen short of the Glory of God but Jesus did what we couldnt, he died for us while we yet sinners. Jesus died in our place, our death, the punishment we deserve! Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by Him!!!

Jesus we are not worthy of your love but you still love us with a tender heart, every time we stumble, you help us up and forgive us without judgement. Jesus you layed down your life for us while we were sinners. You suffered and died in our place. We can't thank you enough for all you have done and are doing in our life. Help us to keep our eyes on you and do your will, in the mighty name of Jesus I pray!

Oct 4