If you could ask the Lord to give the church (believers) one thing, what would you ask for? I would ask for humility, because we think we know too much about God and His word. For the most part we are not open to hearing truth that will set us free, because we already learned what that scripture means, so there is no need to hear anything new about it. Humility is the gift the church needs for if we have humility it means we are teachable.
The more I read my bible, pray and worship, the more I realize how much I don’t know, how many doctrines of men I have been taught that are not biblical and how much people take scriptures out of context for their own personal use. One of the first things the Lord does when you humble yourself is He removes the doctrines of men and replaces it with the truth that sets you free.
Here is an example of a truth the Lord has taught me recently. I Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”…is not about marriage, but about ministry.
All of 1 Corinthians 12, 13, and 14 are about the gifts of the spirit working in the body of Christ in the church, there is no mention of marriage anywhere, yet this is our primary marriage verse. If we put these verses back in the context of ministry, not marriage, they make total sense, for what we lack in the ministry is love for one another while we are learning to operate together in the church in the gift God has given us. Humility makes us teachable so we can hear the truth about these verses and then we can be free!