1 Corinthians 13:2 (NKJV)
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Even though Eze had great spiritual gifts and could prophesy very accurately, certain events unfolded that revealed to Him that he was not yet a man of great esteem in heaven. It became clear to him that as far as heaven was concerned, he was nothing- still a spiritual babe with little authority.
This troubled him greatly because he had been a believer for many years.
In the kingdom of God, it is possible for someone to be great and highly esteemed, and it is possible for someone to be nothing(still of little esteem), as apostle Paul points out in today’s Bible verse.
Daniel was a man of great esteem in heaven. An angel appeared to Him and told Him so:
He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you…
A man who is something in the kingdom of Heaven is a prince who has great authority. He is a man who can move the hand of heaven and speak to the ear of God. That is God’s will for all His children, but the way to this level of eternal kingdom greatness and relevance is the way of love.
Daniel prayed and fasted for many days because of His love for God’s people, not because of a personal need. No matter the spiritual gifts a person walks in, if he doesn’t walk in love, he is nothing in the kingdom of God.
Go into today determined to be a person of great value in God’s kingdom. Remember that the key to this is walking in love.
Prayer: Ask the Lord to deliver you from all worldliness that makes it difficult for you to walk in Love.