Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (22nd December, 2015)

Posted: December 22, 2015 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Words Of Wisdom
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December 22, 2015

FAME

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Philippians 2:1-16

How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

John 5:44

We are often deceived into thinking that the pastor with the largest congregation will be the greatest in Heaven. This will not be the case. The pastor who will be the greatest in Heaven is the most humble and childlike pastor.

“…WHO IS THE GREATEST in the kingdom of heaven?…Jesus called a little child…And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew18:1-3).

Jesus made it very clear who was going to be the greatest in the Kingdom. No one can tell your humility by the size of your congregation. In fact, pastors with small congregations are likely to be more humble (and therefore greater in Heaven) than pastors with big congregations.

What we need is more congregations, more churches and more fruit for our Master. Let us plant churches. “A church at every door and in every language” must be the goal of every true servant of God.

Let us stop trying to impress people. Let’s stop assessing our ministries by the size of the congregation. Let’s have the gatherings. Dear Church Leaders, do not seek for the honour of men but for the honour of God.

How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? (John 5:44).

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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