Good Morning June 9

Reputation, status, and appearance are something we all care about, at least to some degree. Even Jesus’ disciples argued among themselves which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus always turned things around. “If anyone wants to be first he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”(Mark 9:35) In the Sermon on the Mount He cautioned, a number of time, about not doing good works to be seen by people, but rather in secret, only before God. What is of ultimate importance is what God thinks of us, and not what others say. God calls us His children for the sake of Jesus. We are children of the King. We do not have to be concerned about worldly status, or peoples opinions. If our desires and actions are to please and honor our Lord there is no greater status. Sure, we still want to look nice when we go out, but a heart that has been cleansed and made whole by Christ is the most beautiful apparel there is.