by Rev Joel Yong
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.
I do not seek to impress men either.
I have found that being spoken highly of by people is a mere vanity.
For the hearts of men are fickle- people can speak well of you today and turn against you tomorrow.
Look at what happened to Jesus on Palm Sunday and the reception He received.
Then look at Good Friday and the mob that hurled insults at Him.
If it was that way for Him, it will not be too different for us.
For a servant is not above his Master- what Jesus endured, so must we.
If anyone seeks fame and riches- he should not be in the business of this work of being a servant of Christ.
Honestly there is no money to be made when one seeks to be true to this work.
The pay is not comparable to what the world can offer to pay you in another vocation.
Neither is there a ladder of promotional titles that can be climbed or that is worth climbing at all.
There is no fame that is worth pursuing. Only rejoice that the King of Kings knows your name. And that is enough.
So let us serve God solely for the reason that we love Him and we do so because He first loved us.