I have five brothers, and the one younger to me became a high officer some years ago. One day, as we were traveling together, he told me: ‘Now I can no longer travel in the third class.’ I said: ‘All these years you have traveled in the third class! ’ but he answered: ‘I am now a magistrate, and it is beneath my dignity. Even if I have to borrow the money l must go first class to keep up the dignity of my position.’ That is a very poor illustration of a great truth. If you believe that you have been called by your God for His kingdom and glory, then you will seek to walk worthy of your calling. You are a child of God, His partner and vessel, and a king, a prince and a priest. Walk worthy of Him.
We have to be prepared for that glorious heavenly calling through manifold trials and temptations, hardships and difficulties, and we have no right to tell Him how to train us. When you go to any College or University you cannot say to the professor: ‘Mr. Professor, I am a graduate; I come from a wealthy family, and so I can tell you how to teach! ’ You have no right to speak in that way. You have to learn what he teaches, as he knows what is best for you. God only knows what is best for us. God only knows how to train us, and His chastening, rebuke and trial are for some purpose.
Taken from the book ‘My Chosen’ written by Bakht Singh
Published by Gospel Literature Service