The Divine Path to Promotion
Satan was one of the most intelligent angels created but because he didn’t have character, God demoted him. In making decisions to promote, God looks to a person’s character where men may look to their intelligence. Just think about it for a second-how much of your intelligence can you ascribe to yourself? Whether you have a sharp mind, are able to analyze issues or dissect then clinically, those abilities are gifts from God. But virtues like faithfulness, patience, long suffering bad tolerance are things that you have to develop with discipline. Yeshu’a was the most intelligent man who ever walked the earth, but listen to the reason God gave for promoting Him “being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name”-Philippians 2:8. Yeshu’a’s promotion by God was a function of His character not His intelligence and you will be promoted to the degree of the improvement in your character.
Reno Omokri is the pastor of the Mind of Christ Christian Center and the author of Shunpiking: No Shortcuts to God