Whose Accomplishments?

The Lord has Done Great Things

It never ceases to amaze me how some Christians view their accomplishments. Lip service is often given when glorifying the Lord but arrogance and self-righteousness abound. The lips of so many are dripping with hypocrisy, they say one thing but do something else.

I, I, I, Me, Me, Me, I, I, I, Me, Me, Me.

I, I, I, Me, Me, Me, I, I, I, Me, Me, Me.

The psalmist reminds us that it is the Lord who accomplishes great things through His humble servants (Psalm 126–130). And though we diligently watch and labor, if not for the Lord, our labor and watching is in vain. We may build great houses but only those built by the Lord will remain.

We need to remember two things when it comes to our human and spiritual accomplishments:
Just because something “good” happens from a humanistic standpoint doesn’t mean God has blessed that effort or that it was God’s plan. The Bible is replete of stories of successful human endeavors of which God was not pleased. I have seen men appointed to the eldership who were not qualified and folks praised the move as providential. Congregations of the Lord’s church have left the “old paths” in an effort to be more contemporary and inclusive to the chagrin of God. We need to be careful not to determine something as God’s will if it runs contrary to God’s will.

When truly good, God blessed events are accomplished, make sure we give the praise and glory to God. Let us remove from our language the self praise of “I did,” or “we did” and acknowledge what God has done through his humble servants.

Let us give credit and glory where it is due, unto the Lord. For He has done great things! The faithful and obedient child of God will be blessed beyond measure. Be faithful!

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