There’s a proven way to gain a good reputation, honour and respect. Would you like to learn how?
The Bible says in Romans 8:28-30 (NLT),
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
And having chosen them, he called them to come to him.
And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself.
And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.”
Have you ever wondered if God has chosen you?
If you’re reading this, God is calling you.
God calls in many ways, and this is one of them.
And he’s calling you because he has chosen you!
Now what happens after God calls you?
You come to him!
As soon as you come to God, he gives you right standing.
Right standing is the righteousness of Jesus, given to you.
It means God doesn’t look at you like a dirty sinner.
He sees you just like his perfect son, Jesus.
You become as Jesus is!
Now, because you have right standing and are a copy of Jesus, God gives you his glory.
God gives you his own glory, because you are righteous like Jesus.
That’s pretty awesome, isn’t it.
But what is GLORY?
Glory in Hebrew is KAVOD (Hebrew: כָּבוֹד), which means “respect”, “honor”, “esteem”, “dignity”, “reputation”.
Glory in Greek (the language of the New Testament) is DOXA (Greek: δόξα), which means “good reputation, honor”.
Look at the Romans 8:28-30 again.
God chooses you.
Then he calls you.
When you come to him, he gives you right standing.
You become like Jesus, righteous before God.
God gives you his own glory – A good reputation, honour, and respect.
And he causes everything to work together for your good!
That’s a pretty sweet deal.
Dear friend, receive God’s gift of righteousness, to be just as Jesus is. And you’ll have God’s gift of a good reputation, honour, and respect.
And watch all things work together for your benefit!