Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Godly Man's Picture - Who do we serve?

This one doesn't need any comment:

The godly man strives to approve himself to God in
everything: 'We labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him' (2 Cor. 5:9). It is better to have God approve than the world applaud. Those who run in the Olympic race strove to have the approval of the judge and umpire of the race. There is a time coming shortly, when a smile from God's face will be infinitely better than all the applause of men. How sweet that word will be, 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant' (Matt. 25:21). A godly man is ambitious of God's testimonial letters. The hypocrite desires the praise of men. Saul was for the approval of the people (I Sam 15:30). A godly man approves his heart to God, who is both the spectator and the judge. (pg. 97)

1 comment:

Triplet303 said...

Thanks I needed that today. Thank you for bringing it into God's prepective.