What Do You Esteem?

The World Esteems things that God despises. We need to get our cues from Scripture. This 1-minute devotion explains.

"Goodness is possible to all, greatness to a few...yet all men desire to be great, and only a few desire to be good." A.W. Tozer 

Our culture honors greatness more than goodness: 
Rich and famous people are often admired despite their lack of integrity...boastful drug-addicted rock stars, rude actors, immoral professional athletes... 

Sadly, many Christians have similar values, esteeming popular pastors, authors and Christian recording artists more than humble, faithful "nobodies." 

This apparently was a problem in the early church as well and James wrote: "Doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith?"  (James 2:1-12

This passage not only rebukes our prejudice, it also refutes "prosperity teachers" who claim wealth is a proof of faith!


The World Esteems things that God despises. We need to get our cues from Scripture. This 1-minute devotion explains.

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