The person we are in the daily affairs of life
is the person we will be when serving in the Church.
Therefore, it is foolish to assume we will rise
to higher levels of spiritual maturity and wisdom
when serving in the church than we rise to in the daily affairs of life.
We may attempt to put on airs of spiritual maturity and Bible wisdom.
We may be gifted at teaching, organizing, leading, or music.
We may even possess creative genius.
Yet such airs, gifts, and creativity can neither make up for our true spiritual condition
nor indefinitely hide who we really are.
May we have the wisdom to know that character
is more important than service and Christ-likeness
is more important than giftedness or position.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord
or who shall stand in His Holy place!
He that hath clean hands and a pure heart;
who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive the blessing from the Lord."