"For it is not the man who commends himself who is approved, but the man whom the Lord commends

The implications of this are far-reaching. Many who are prominent in Christianity may not rank at all in Christ's estimate. Many who are never promoted in churches and Christian institutions may be Christ's champions. What then? All Christ's disciples occupy a place of absolute approval. Theirs is an exalted commission. But this is not because they commended themselves to high service. It is because their Master did. When all God's people discover their life and their service role --not in themselves but in God's commending word to them--humility reigns.

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