Not What, But Who

It is vital in life that people learn to ask the RIGHT questions. 

Text for Today – Matthew 18:19 – Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father Which is in heaven.

We live in a WHAT generation, a WHAT culture.  WHAT seems to be the key question of our age.  WHAT resources, WHAT tools, WHAT path, WHAT strategy . . . and on and on goes the litany of WHAT questions.  As believers, as Christians, we need to be identified with a different question.  And if you are a Christian leader, it would be wise for you to use your leadership influence to help others establish that ne identity as well.  We should become the WHO generation, the WHO culture.

In 1978, when he set his sites on the Emperor Face of Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies, Jim Logan said, “I realized that the most important element of my strategy lay not in the specifics of the route, but in who I picked as a partner.”  At that point, the Emperor Face had never been scaled, and with such a difficult climb before him, Jim Logan needed a partner that would give him the greatest chance of success, regardless of what he encountered.

For Jim Logan, that was the height of wisdom relating to that climb.  And so it is for the wise believer today.  Regardless of any other circumstance, or set of circumstances, the key question is not WHAT, but WHO is it with whom I can partner to give me the greatest chance of success.  My friend, in every case, without exception, your answer is Jesus.  Of course, you already knew that.  If there is no one else on the planet that will partner with you in your work or ministry, Jesus will, IF you’re operating in faith, and with Biblical principles (and since Jesus is the Word, even that is still a WHO question).

Still, that question lingers.  WHO?  You see, often, the one you need to partner with you is a WHO of the Lord’s choosing to serve as His personal ambassador in the climb you face.  Let me describe him/her for you.  This WHO is a born again, Spirit-filled, sold out to the Word of God, with his/her heart and mouth filled constantly with God’s Word.  The WHO I am describing is a person of absolute integrity, whose “yes” is “yes,” and whose “no” is “no.”  The WHO is a person living Psalm 15, and verse four of that Psalm says, “He that sweareth to his own hurt and changeth not.”  That is the kind of person who will be with you to the end, as long as they have breath.  I can assure you, that is the kind of person I choose to partner with me in my life’s worthwhile endeavors.  But remember, our choice is not just in the one person you see.  It’s in Jesus first, and the person with Jesus on the inside of them second.

Manna for Today – Deuteronomy 32:30; Amos 3:3; Psalm 15; Isaiah 54:17; Joshua 1:8