TITLE OR TESTIMONY?
Acts11: 24. Barnabas was a good man full of faith though like Paul, he
didn’t do things that made him outstanding. Barnabas didn't earn a number
of titles, but he produced many testimonies! In fact, he is mentioned only
thrice and that too in the Book of Acts. The Bible says: "The memory of the
righteous is blessed" Prov10: 7. because in God's eyes it's not what society
considers important that counts. He is mentioned thrice in the book of Acts,
concerning selling his land to help finance God's work; Vouching for Paul's
character; Giving John Mark another chance.

A pastor at college graduates recognition day stood up and said: "One day
you are going to die. When they lay you in the grave, are people going to
recite the titles you earned, or will they talk about what a blessing you have
been? Will you leave a mortuary card behind of how 'important' you were,
or about people grieving the loss of the best friend they ever had?

Titles are good, but if it does come down to a choice between a title and a
testimony - go for the testimony!

Pharaoh had the title, Moses had the testimony.
Nebuchadnezzar had the title, Daniel had the testimony.
Jezebel had the title, Elijah had the testimony.
Pilate had the title, but Jesus had the testimony.

It's easy to have write-ups on Who's Who, which will soon be forgotten, but
loving acts you do that will be remembered.

"Only one life, 'twill soon be past…only what's done for Christ will last!"

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