“He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. John 7:18
Are you speaking for yourself or God? We see many preachers and pastors speaking in front of the masses but are they doing it for their own glory or Gods? When you name your ministry after yourself and put your name on every piece of literature your Church has, is that really for Gods glory?
I always think about how John the Baptist ran his ministry, he said Jesus must increase or become greater and I must decrease or become less. (John 3:30) What’s he saying? He was saying this ministry is not about me but about the Glory of God. His ministry was about announcing to the world, the Messiah, Jesus, and leading people to repentance to become prepared for the Kingdom of God
John the Baptist never collected money from anyone, his clothes were made of camel’s hair and ate locust and wild honey. (Matthew 3:4) Yet Jesus called him the greatest of prophets (Luke 7:28) So why are all the modern day preachers collecting everyone’s money and buying million dollar homes? Do they really think Jesus will let them enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Jesus said depart from me your evil doers, workers of lawlessness, I never knew you (Matthew 7:22-23)
If you’re going to speak for God, let him speak. Don’t create your own agenda in the name of Jesus. And whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31) in Jesus Name Amen