“…but (He-Jesus) made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross…”
Reputation is people’s “perception” of who you are, but character is who you really are (what you believe and do when no one is watching). Many have killed, lied, robbed (and done just about anything) to have a ‘good reputation’, politicians, religious leaders and Christian. God is more interested in our character than our reputation. Bu God’s promotion looks at our character, but man looks at reputation…good example is Joseph, a slave and sex offender (by reputation) yet became the prime minister by divine appointment.
Jesus had a ‘questionable’ reputation amongst His lot to say the least. He healed people on Sabbath, spoke to a woman (at the well) when he shouldn’t have, allowed a prostitute to massage him with her hair, dined with sinners…to Him it was simple, pleasing God was more important than pleasing men. Many of us today do not do what we know we should do because we are paralysed by fear of men…protecting our reputation…SNAP OUT OF IT IN THE NAME OF JESUS and do what you are called to do.
“I believe in prosperity for I believe in God, for He gives me power to get wealth” © TJ Kyara
Tim J Kyara
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