God’s Reassurance, Approval & Recognition

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply Wisdom.com“His master said to him: ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful…” (Matthew 25:23).

Many people these days are hungry for reassurance, approval, or recognition. This could be the employee who works too hard to get his Boss’s approval or it could be a teenage girl who only feels loved if she is in a relationship. Some young men join gangs to get recognition and approval while others find their identities within their online video game community.  But this should not be so.  The only approval we should ever seek is the approval of our loving Father, Yahweh.

Jesus reminds us in Matthew 25 that our goal is to hear our master say to us at the end of our lives “well done good and faithful servant.”  Yahweh has blessed us with so many talents and abilities and gifts. And so we must use them for His glory and invest them in His service. The only recognition we truly need comes from Him.  If we allow ourselves to accept glory or recognition from others, especially those who do not know or love Yahweh, then our priorities are wrong.

We must only seek Yahweh’s approval.