THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Jim was working full time at night and attending college during the day.
He was studying to be a manager.
At work, he received his first performance evaluation.
So, he decided to look up the supervisor’s comments and see what they really meant.
ZEALOUS ATTITUDE: opinionated.
WELL QUALIFIED: has committed no major blunders.
WILL GO FAR: is related to someone in management.
As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
Most of the time, we tend to take far too seriously the compliments we receive.
With a sense of pride, we like to accept ownership concerning our accomplishments.
Yet, the praise we receive from others is not a valid indication of God’s approval.
Neither is it a measure of success.
Compliments received from others are actually “tests” by which God evaluates our pride.
There are many Christians who have been diverted from their walk with God because of gluttonous desire to feed an ego.
We must remember “we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,” (Eph. 2:10)
Any good we do is because “God ... worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)
Whatever praise we may receive, we should submit to God.
For we are “works in progress” as God is transforming us into the image of Christ.
When we are praised, let us with humility praise our Lord!