OF NO REPUTATION
“…but made Himself of no reputation” - Phillipians 2:7
You have an inner life and an outer life. Your outer life is your reputation with people, and your inner life is your reputation with God. The Bible says Jesus “made himself of no reputation” because he understood that it is the inner life that is more important to God. And the apostle Paul went further on saying, “Now am I trying to win the favour of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10). In other words, trying to please people gives them control and can cause you to lose the call that God has on your life. But when you seek to live and please God, you subject yourself to God’s selfless leadership and favour.
REFLECTION POINT: Beloved, if you want to see yourself thrive in life, then focus on your relationship with God rather than your reputation with people. Once you focus your eyes and actions on God, you unconsciously become more of him and portray his nature as you live. In other words, it is through inner reputation cautiousness that we attain outer reputation credibility.
It is also good practice to be cautious with the way we are around people. The main focus shouldn’t be on the people around us, but through day to day devotion in God’s word… your every spoken word, action and thought is that that pulls other people to God as they are able to see his nature in you. So, let us never run lose, but always live a life balanced and standardised by his word… like Christ always did.
Prayer: Thank you precious Holy Spirit for you search the deepest hearts of Men and expose everything that is unlike Christ. Oh, sweet Holy Ghost search and refine my heart. Dedicate me to God’s Word so I live to make a good reputation before Him in Jesus’ name. Amen17 October 2020