Good Morning May 23

Along with all of his past media exposure and now in the Presidential campaign Donald Trump is being promoted everywhere. Everything he does has his name on it. Obviously he is very successful in several fields. Maybe that is what one needs to do to make a hundred million a year. The world esteems one who is highly successful, powerful, or famous, but that is not what impresses the Lord. “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word,” the Lord said in Isaiah 66:2. “Humble and contrite” do not mean being a weak door mat for people to walk over. It means being solid in one’s God honoring values, being willing to stand by them regardless of persecution. It is having the assurance of our salvation in Jesus Christ which no one can take away. It is being content with the only praise that really matters, that of Almighty God. Money is nice, and we all need some of it, but what is truly lasting are those qualities that we will take into eternity.