Today's Scripture: Matthew 17:1-5
I once saw a quote that read, “God gave you a purpose before anyone else had an opinion”, and that sums up the entirety of the subject of approval. In the above verses, Jesus had just experienced the transfiguration. When Peter saw what had happened, he gleefully said, “I’ll make three memorials – one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” (v.4). Before Peter could finish speaking, however, a voice descended from heaven. It was the voice of approval confirming Jesus as the heartbeat of God.
Hence Jesus could not be bothered about the “professed tabernacles” of Peter. He was more interested in what the Father had to say of Him.
In actual fact, it is easy to get carried away with the applause of men and women in and around our lives. But in all that we do, we must remember to seek God’s face on our intentions and actions. His thoughts towards us are all that really matters.
Whose approval do you seek today?
Prayer Point: Father, in this year, help me not to get carried away by the commendations of men. Help me to find myself in Your presence each and every day of this year and beyond. Give me the grace to please you in Jesus’ name, Amen.