What is noble?
The Free Dictionary defines noble:
Having or showing qualities of high moral character, such as courage, generosity, or honor: a noble spirit.
Proceeding from or indicative of such a character; showing magnanimity.
Grand and stately in appearance; majestic.
As children of the King, shouldn’t we all be called noble? We should train ourselves to have and show qualities of high moral character.
But, many of us do have that, or believe it.
And they’re just really moral heathens.
When they stand before Jesus on Judgment Day, what will Jesus say?
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matthew 7:21-23
Do you want to hear that?
I didn’t think so.
Too many people consider themselves Christians.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
You believe that there is one God.
Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. James 2:14-19
But too many people who believe in Christ are really just fans. They admire Jesus and know lots about Him and the Bible.
But they don’t really know Him.
“We’re drinking a cocktail that’s a mix of the Protestant work ethic, the American dream, and the gospel. And we’ve intertwined them so completely that we can’t tell them apart anymore. Our gospel has become a gospel of following your dreams and being good so God will make all your dreams come true. It’s the Oprah god.” Phil Vischer
Let’s really teach kids to follow Christ instead of morality.