KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:50 KJV” And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.”
The Lord Jesus said to His audience that, He does not seek His own glory. He had come to honour His Father on the earth. He, therefore, did everything to fulfil the Father’s mission. What does it involve in seeking the glory of the Father.? It involves basically, doing the will of the Father. Heb 10:7 KJV” Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.”
One must suppress his own ambitions to project the Father’s.
Life is all about living out God’s agenda. This is what makes life meaningful.
The misery of living is to live against the will of God.
Matters become worse when men decide not to hold God in their memory. Rom 1:28 KJV” And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; “Man in that state lives against the natural order, and becomes an enemy of himself.
He receives a reprobate mind. He craves and searches for reality, yet it eludes him because he perpetuates more errors.
Now when a man understands life is all about living for God’s interest, he comes to the end of struggling with challenges.
He understands that there is no more contest that he is to face personally. Every battle is the Lord’s. David easily conquered Goliath because he was living for God’s glory.1Sam 17:47 KJV And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.”
David was overconfident about victory because he was all out for God’s glory.
God CAN NOT fail such a person. His failure is God’s failure.
There is so much pain, defeat and misery among many Christians because they are not living for God.
They face and struggle out every life difficulty themselves They do face life challenges without His power because the honour and glory go for themselves. Dear one would you repent from this life of the cycle of failure? Decide for a life of sure victory and success. This condition is revealed in the allegory of Jesus’ illustration of the vine and its branches, with the Father as the gardener or the husbandman. We bear fruit for him, and he also takes care of everything that concerns us.
Dear one you can choose to end that life of tension, defeat and all the unnecessary reproaches. I call them unnecessary because you are not to carry any reproach. It is His duty to bear them.
I have found the secret to a happy successful life. I live only for God’s glory. I do not face any life challenges with my strength, but as I trust Him He comes through to defend His name
THOUGHT: AS YOU LIVE FOR GOD’S GLORY, HE LIKEWISE KEEPS HIS GLORY AND THAT IS YOUR BLESSING.
1Sa 2:30 KJV” Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”
Rom 10:12 KJV” For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”