We need a chiropractic adjustment as the church and believers in the church. We need to the word of God to adjust us for we are truly out of alignment. It is no wonder we don’t feel good, we don’t operate by design. We are so out of alignment with the word of God we are not able to even function by design. We know the Bible says, judgment starts with the house of God, but that word judgment is not condemnation, but rather course correction, it is an adjustment, it is not damnation. It’s way past time we let judgment start with us, so we can be in alignment with God and His word.
Listen to what Jesus says about something as simple as where you sit in a meeting, “And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place. But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14:7-11).
I have been in many church services and there are people that have “their” seat and if you sit in it, you will wish you didn’t. In the Lutheran church it happened, in the revival church it happened, in the overseas churches I was in it happened. Some churches even put chairs on the platform. I wonder where Jesus would sit if He walked into church? I can promise you this, not on that throne looking chair on the platform or that front row seat with a reserved sign sitting on it. My friends, this is an obvious example of the out of alignment I am talking about, but we can’t change anyone but us, so my word of encouragement to you today is to remain humble, for humility is always the pathway to honor. Take the lower seat, it does not make you less, it makes you positioned for honor. Here comes the chiropractor called Christ right now.