Sunday, December 13, 2009

Not Self-Made...Better than Self-Made

Ever heard anyone described as "a self-made" businessman, preacher, or teacher?

There's no such thing.


Because God is always at work, and no one makes himself. We are creatures, not the Creator.

Now what they usually mean by that expression "self-made" is that a person reached some position or state without any help.

Teachers, you are not self-made. You've had a lot of help along the way.

Yes, I acknowledge that some people have had more help than others. But the fact remains that you've had a lot of help. Someone shared the Gospel with you. The Holy Spirit opened your eyes and heart to receive the Lord. Someone has enabled you to learn the basics of our faith. Someone worked to print that Bible you read. It's likely that many people have patiently worked with you since you were a child. And over all this, our sovereign Lord has been providing for you constantly.

Take heart from this: you're not self-made at all, but God-made!

Teach the Bible to change lives, dear friend.


Bling for the King said...

I love reading your blog, it is very helpful and Christ centered!

Glenn said...

Thanks! I enjoy serving others this way. Keep on teaching to change lives!