Ps Felix Chilenga Chalabesa
“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” – (Matthew 11:11)
Some exceptional saints in the Bible have received touching accolades from God. He commended Abraham for teaching his children the way of the Lord. He spoke of the meekness of Moses as he led the Israelites to the Promised Land.
Job, the man who resisted the temptation to blaspheme or curse God equally got divine applause. The same was the case for the Rechabites for obeying their father.
We also find our Lord Jesus Christ following the footsteps of the Father. As the disciples of John the Baptist departed after a fact-finding mission to Jesus, He paid glowing tribute to His forerunner.
God is in a better position than any other person to give a verdict on man’s activities. As the Omniscient, He has penetrating eyes and discerning parameters to know, not only what we do, but also to expose our motives.
He has faultless means to see through our deeds, if they are for selfish or selfless reasons. He does not withhold His appreciation when we please Him. Neither does He spare the rod to spoil us when we break His heart with sinful choices.
Our aspiration as creatures of God should be to please and praise. The first step to doing these is to have the new birth experience and become transformed beings. No one can jump that threshold and expect to do His will.
It is after that milestone that we then hunger and thirst for holiness and immersion in the power of the Holy Ghost for effective Spirit-guided service. That is when we shall be able to get His rare compliment.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God’s tribute is for rare people.