Thursday, May 10, 2018

A c h i e v e m e n t
Mark 7:36-37

Who is the greatest player you’ve ever known?  Did he do everything well or was there one small flaw in his game?  How do you think people perceived Jesus when He was on the earth?

Let’s read about how Jesus asked people to act after they had witnessed some of his most amazing deeds of compassion.  It’s recorded in Mark’s book at chapter 7 and verses 36 and 37, “Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone.  But the more He did so, the more they kept talking about it.  People were overwhelmed with amazement.  ‘He has done everything well,’ they said.  ‘He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

Even when Jesus tried to keep people quiet, they couldn’t help but talk about Him.  It could be the same with you.  When you achieve highly, they’ll talk about you too.  Even when you play down your accomplishments, they’ll still talk. 

When that happens, watch your attitude.  When they won’t quit applauding your achievements, maintain some humility.  When your photo is in the paper every day and you’re the feature story on the television, remember how fickle the crowd is.

Keep these things in mind as you compete today.  If you’ll take on Jesus’ attitude of humility, you’ll not be overly impressed by yourself and you’ll be in a perfect position to continue with high levels of achievement and superior performance. 

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 12:28-34
II Corinthians 9
Psalms 104