Good morning family, a little tit bit from my reading this morning.
“Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.”
Psalms 123:3-4 KJV
Contempt – a disregard for something that should be taken into account. A stark reminder from the psalmist that when we feel taken for granted or of no worth, we shouldn’t act out based on flesh or feeling instead tender a petition to God who sees and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek after him. Scorn and contempt filter in at our lowest ebb and can be catalysts for grave actions/desperate actions, because they speak to our ‘Id’ the most primitive/basic part of our subconscious if I may borrow Freudian language. The part of us that is all about ‘ME’. It’s the part that governs the actions of a child in entirety before the age of 5 or thereabouts. We however follow a different rule:
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
1 Corinthians 13:11 KJV
As believers maturing in Christ, we put away childish things, one of which is the desire to get back at whatever/whoever is making us feel contempt/scorn. We understand that the pain has purpose, it’s pruning away things, and priming us to yield to the move of the spirit in our lives. It is also preparing us to be fruitful. So ask for mercy and it will be given in abundance to face the days of scorn and contempt.
Kasopefoluwa Akinbamijo (@ladykashie) of @thelafamily
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