Yet, God is Glorified By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Friday, August 2, 2019
Topic: Yet, God is Glorified
19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
The way Peter died was different from John who died of natural causes at an advanced age of about ninety-five; Peter was crucified in AD 67 at the age of about seventy-five. Some scholars believe he died when he was about sixty-five. In spite of the brutality of Peter’s death compared with John’s, Jesus said his death glorified God (John 21:18-19).
Believers do not only glorify God by how they live but also by how they die. The fact that someone died is not a bad report. It is unwise to compare yourself with others and become depressed over your situation. The apostle Paul warned the Corinthians against comparing themselves with one another (2 Corinthians 10:12).
The fact that you did not escape the edge of the sword or that you suffered lack does not mean you are not a prevailer. Some are “obvious prevailers” but there are “others” who prevail in subtle ways. Don’t allow others to use their testimonies and stories of victory to deny you the joy of being a prevailer simply because your victory was not crafted like theirs.
Pray for the grace and discipline to glorify God in whatever situation you find yourself in.
“Wailers and Prevailers” and “Victory Over Fire” by Eastwood Anaba
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