Mighty in God’s Sight

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Nimrod was one of the first “mighty” men in history. The Bible tells us that he was “a mighty hunter before the Lord.” And “the beginning of his kingdom was Babel” (Genesis 10:8-12). We get an insight into his reputation from his role as founder of Babel. For this city became a symbol of places where man is honored. Not God!

It was in Babel where the people decided to build a city for themselves and “a tower whose top will reach into heaven.” There, they decided to “make for ourselves a name.” It was here that people had just one language. But God felt it was necessary to “confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” As a result, the people became “scattered…over the face of the whole earth.”

Ever since Nimrod’s time, many have followed his example. They have built companies and empires. Buildings and careers. They have been honored for noteworthy achievements. But, in the end, the important question is, what is their legacy before God? Have they been mighty in His sight?

God told Isaiah that He was not impressed with all of the buildings, kingdoms, or riches in the world. It really doesn’t matter if we have dazzling résumés, or receive honors. He said, “To this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word” (Isaiah 66:2).

In our lives, honors may come. But the most important reward is receiving God’s approval. Remember to humble yourself before Him. Learn to love His Word. Seek first His Kingdom. And make Jesus your Lord.

Don’t trust in applause or measure success solely based on popularity. Rather, seek to be mighty in the sight of God.