Topic: Power of Pride
Last week, the world selected the new Pope after the death of Pope John Paul II. It was both great and sad news for the all Catholicism. Now the Pope John Paul II passed away from his people, all the Catholicism were greatly rejoiced as they celebrated the legacy of this man.
Have we wondered why God didn't make us famous? Or have we wondered why we cannot be great person as those who are in Hollywood or Christian Network television?
The Bible says that we are strangers from this planet for those are believers in Jesus Christ. First John 2:15 says,: "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." This verse does not mean that we cannot have successful life here before we would die. No! But this verse warns us not to fall into the world system as if we do not need God anymore.
As we see on the TV last week, most of TV Evangelists were discussed about what Pope John Paul II did for the churches over the last couple or more decades. He had the world fame, power, and wealth, but is going to last?
Jesus demonstrated us that we gain nothing if we don't know which life we pursue for. If we have won $1 million from the lottery game, would the money be last? If we have memorized all the New Testament Scriptures, does it mean that we have the free access to the eternal life?
Romans 12:1-2 say that we should live by according to God's will by renewing our minds and focus on His way of living. It doesn't mean that we cannot be going out to the other parts of the world and use our talents and skills. We can use what we have built skills and talents to reach to the other side, but our missions are not all about us. We should build our skills and talents to reach the loss souls to God and glorify Him.
Our fame, power, and wealth would not be in this world, but we will receive a great reward when it'll be a time for us to be reunited with Jesus Christ and His angels forever.