Is not Mine to Give …

by | Jun 2, 2017

So He said to them, “You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;[b] but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.” Matthew 20:23 
Jesus told the mother of Zebedee’s sons that who to sit on His right or left was not for Him to give but for the Father. 
Do we take time to reflect and understand this when we do appoint people to serve in the church? 
Are we conscious of this truth that positions in the body of Christ is the exclusive prerogative of the OWNER of that body ?
In appointing people to positions of responsibilities in the work of God at any level we should take time to ask the actual owner of the work which as our Lord Jesus Christ said in the above scriptures that it belongs to God.
We should be reminded by this verse that God is the owner of His work therefore we should always find out from Him who we would want to appoint to serve in any capacity in His work be it a church or ministry.
It should also serve as an awakening thought to all of us that because it His work  we will therefore give an account to Him of what  we have done here on earth and it is still Him that determines the reward we will get in heaven.
With what motives are you therefore working  and  giving out His work for others to do? 

Prayerfully find out from God who He has purposed from heaven to carry out that assignment. 

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