Welcome to this series of devotional posts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: Going Beyond the Self (Biblical Identity)
Our Human Weakness: We are preoccupied with self (Ecc 2:3-1)
The desire of the flesh is to serve yourself. We want to be achievers. We want to be known. Consumerism adds its pressure so we are preoccupied with ourselves and our agenda. Yet when we achieve what we want we soon get dissatisfied. Have you thought why so many well-known, high achievers and famous people suffer from anxiety and depression? The writer of Ecclesiastes at the end of all his efforts and significant gains saw how meaningless they were. It is only Christ who gives us true fulfilment in our lives regardless of our achievements.