We hear a lot these days about the need for more fairness and equality. People often get the idea that their worth or value is based on their salary, possessions, title or position in society. However, God’s Kingdom principles are very different. Some of the most highly educated and esteemed individuals today may not be making a positive impact on the world, and perhaps will not receive the greatest rewards in heaven.
Rivers of Living Water
It is interesting to observe how some of the least educated people often become some of the most fruitful and productive followers of Jesus and agents of change. There certainly is much inequality in the world today. However, it is encouraging to realize that God is an equal opportunity employer. He is no respecter of persons. He uses all of those who come to and believe on Him. In fact, Jesus has promised that when we do so, out of our hearts will flow rivers of Living Water. Of course, He is referring to the work of the Holy Spirit and His redemptive activity.
Doing the Impossible
Throughout Scripture and history, we see how God has and is using weak and flawed individuals. Samuel Chadwick, late principal, Cliff College in England, has said, “It is this mystery that has filled the history of the Church with anomalies. Inadequate men (and women) are always doing impossible things, and ordinary men achieve extraordinary results. God’s biggest things seem to be done by the most unlikely people.”
The Power of God unto Salvation
In the orality movement, we know of very significant impact in advancing the Kingdom by men and women who have very little formal education. When women, children and men of all ages hear, understand, and experience the transforming Word of God, they have great passion to share Him with others. The Good News of Jesus really is the power of God unto salvation to all who believe.
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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Jerry Wiles