Distinguished By Excellence – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional September 16th

(Be A Tree Bearing Excellent Fruits)

TO THE BIBLE: Daniel 6:3
“Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.”

Jonathan and Priscilla were extraordinary twins, each possessing their own unique talents and abilities. They stood out from the crowd in every aspect of their lives, whether it was their unwavering commitment to academic excellence, their prowess in sports, or their dedication to part-time jobs outside of school.

What set them apart for excellence was no secret at all; they wholeheartedly relied on the guidance and leading of the Holy Spirit.

The day you received the Holy Spirit into your life, the excellent Spirit came to live in you.

This excellent Spirit is manifested in you when you choose to let Him have His way in your life and when you accept the Scriptures as His perfect will and live accordingly. You’ll suddenly discover that everyone will be esteemed in your eyes.

When you’re awakened to this truth, everything about you becomes top-class; your life becomes an expression of the perfections of Christ.

Daniel excelled above the presidents and satraps because he had an excellent spirit. The others saw that the king was always favourable towards Daniel, and it hurt them, so they conspired against him out of bitterness.

When people who don’t have an excellent spirit see others being praised, promoted, and commended, they get hurt.

In Matthew 7:18, the Lord Jesus said, “A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration]” (AMPC).

Notice how He described an excellent fruit; He said it’s worthy of admiration. That’s amazing! What’s your life like? Is it worthy of admiration?

If everyone turned out like you, would you be happy? If people behaved towards you the way you behave towards others, would you like it?

Let your life be a manifestation of the Spirit of excellence in you. Tower above envy, bitterness, anger, and all the negativities of life, because you’re an excellent tree bearing excellent fruits.

Go Deeper
Daniel 5:12; Proverbs 17:27; John 15:2

Dear Father, I thank you for the special ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life today; you’ve given me an excellent spirit that produces in me an excellent character. Therefore, bitterness, anger and envy have no place in my life. Christ’s nature of excellence is manifested in me, and evident in my walk, talk, and everything I do, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Galatians 2:1-21, Songs of Solomon 1-2
1 Timothy 3:1-7, Jeremiah 34

Write down five areas where you will produce excellence this coming week.

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