What matters most to you. What people think about you, or how the Lord sees you?
We live in a world that tries to size people up, put them in different classes. Some people pride themselves in their professions, area where they live or who they associate with. While there is nothing wrong in having a good profession, or live in a good area of town, all these are temporal situations and circumstances. Have you ever had a boss before that is now referred to as “he /she was my boss? This shows how temporal these things can be.
Have you ever walked pass a building site and seen a yellow sign “Work in progress”, most of us have. When we see the sign, we are not expecting a perfect building while the process is taking place.
Growth is a process. Having a baby is a good example. All babies grow up however it’s a process and it takes time. In light of that, lets have a look at this scripture: Ephesians 4: 15 “ But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”.
Imagine that you are in a situation, doing everything you know how to do right yet things are not working? You pray and find out that the reason of your struggle is due to a wrong association and nothing will change until you disassociate?
This is what happened to the men that sailed with Jonah. The full account can be found in the book of Jonah.
A crown signifies a reward for doing something that is right. In scripture, we can see this illustrated in a number of passages:
1 Corinthians 9:24-26 (KJV)
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. Read full article from here: