15th June 2015
"Early in the morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul, but he was told, 'Saul has gone to Carmel. There he has set up a monument in his own honour and has turned and gone on down to Gilgal.'" (1 Samuel 15:12).
Why would a person set up a monument in their own honour? Because they are insecure; because they are not comfortable with who they are and are trying to build a name for themselves.
We often hear people ask, "What will I be remembered for?", "What will be my legacy?", "How will my name live on after I die?" We ask these questions because we have not found our identity in God and so we are seeking to establish an identity apart from Him. We don't know who we are and not being comfortable with who we are we set about building a monument to be remembered by.
Oh what peace we find when we realise that we were created to be children of the Father; when we discover that when we had rejected God Jesus reconciled us with Him; when the Spirit confirms to us that we are no longer orphans but we have a Father and therefore an identity and purpose!
When we know who we are we no longer need to strive to be remembered by man, because we know who we already are - we are the Father's children.
Rev Derek Schiller (originally provided by SMS to ACC members)