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“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Matthew 5:14 ESV

Integrity is a word we are quite familiar with, especially as Christians. We are often told to live righteous and upright lives and be separate from the world.

We should understand that while a life of holiness and integrity is good, we must also be excellent in all our endeavour and the presentation of the gospel. We are already citizens of heaven, but with power and excellence, we’ll take as many people as possible with us.

The importance of excellence in our day cannot be overemphasized. It is descriptive of someone who possesses outstanding quality or superior merit.

We expect excellence in the natural aspects of life. For instance, you will not allow a mediocre doctor to treat you, nor will you let a mediocre pilot fly you. In the same vein, you shouldn’t tolerate mediocrity in your assignment. It’s too sensitive to be taken lightly because the eternal destination of men depends on you.

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV

A life of excellence will amplify your message because you will command attention. It’s a noisy world with many things tugging on the attention of people. With excellence, you’ll be noticed.

A regular burning bush may not have caught Moses’ attention. But a burning bush that was not consumed? That’s excellence! We should be like our Father. (Exodus 3:3)

Let’s also take an example from Jesus.

“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”(John 7:37 ESV)

It is important to know that Jesus was at a Jewish feast which lasts seven days. The last day was “the great day” because it had the most attendance. He commanded attention by not only giving his message to many people at once, but crying out in a loud voice.

Dear believer, you must follow suit. Be proactive about getting godly attention because you’re trying to win souls. Whatever medium you use to spread the gospel, make sure it’s not a wink in the dark.

Make sure it’s noticeable and like Jesus, people will go out of their way to hear what you have to say. Like Daniel, you will meet and surpass the standards of Kings who need your service.

DO THIS: Pray for wisdom on how to preach the gospel in a noisy world.

Bible Reading Plan
Luke 5:17-26, Philippians 2:1-11, Psalms 119:129-136, 2 Kings 8-9

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