Don’t Be An Ass

I lead worship. I use my talents of being a musician to glorify God. Maybe you have a talent that you use to glorify God. Maybe you’re an artist, musician, writer, photographer, speaker, teacher, athlete, or maybe you just glorify God at your workplace. Whatever the case, you do what you do to bring glory and honor to the God we serve.

In the bible we read that Jesus required a donkey to ride into Jerusalem. So he sent two disciples to Bethpage to gather a donkey and her colt. As He rode in, the people believed He was coming to rescue the people from the rule of Rome so the people shouted “Hosanna, son of David. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.” They laid out their cloaks and waved palm tree branches. The palm branch was a symbol of triumph and victory in Jewish tradition and laying their cloaks out was reserved for someone with the highest honor. (Matthew 21)

The late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole used to tell a great story. Dr. Cole would speak of that momentous day when the Lord entered Jerusalem riding on an ass. “Wouldn’t it be something,” Dr. Cole would ask, “if that donkey thought all that applause was for him?”

It would be suffice to say that our talents are the same as this donkey. We allow God to use us to bring Him the highest glory and honor. We take him into places and introduce Him to people who need him and as we lift Him up so that all can see Him, He draws all men unto him. So while you’re doing that thing you do it’s ok to be that donkey that takes the gospel to places that need to hear it. But as soon as people start drawing to Him, if you think that magnetism is because of your great deed and talent, you suddenly become an ass.

Don’t be an ASS!


About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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