God honours and rewards those who are wise and who lead many to righteousness
God honours and rewards those who are wise and who lead many to righteousness.
Many churchgoers suppose that by going through the motion of confessing Christ while baptising themselves in the waters of Christian culture will earn them salvation and great honour in heaven. After all, believers are saved and seated with Christ at God’s right hand in the heavenly places by “faith” and not by “works”.
I myself have experienced many of such church goers where their tongues proclaimed Jesus as the Lord but they are not committed to walk the way Jesus demanded. They are not moved into action to help the poor. They do not even empathize with them. They just want the feelings of ‘love’, ‘protection’, ‘blessed’ and ‘enjoyment’.
Some church goers may do some charity works as a spontaneous response of Christian gratitude and not as a matter of obedience. Thus, their life direction remains inward and selfish, they have relegated the mission of evangelism and discipleship to an optional “work of gratitude” and not as an obligation of every believer. They are of the opinion that they must first feel for it and not be “coerced ” by a command. And anything that feels forced is considered as “works”. However, we know that all who walk in faith and obedience to the commandments of Christ will be rewarded and honoured.
Therefore, every believer should seek honour and glory by acquiring wisdom so that he may live it out and lead many to righteousness. We may not address thousands, but doing our level best for our children and actively reaching out to those in our vicinity will suffice.
“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” ~ Daniel 12:2-3
Note : Some text extracted from Pastor Gabriel’s sharing at http://thesolidfood.org/