Rights or Privileges?
People today want to have more say and more rights. We see people fighting over a seat in the bus or on the train. We see people rejecting an elderly project to be built. There are many more. While it is good that people are voicing their opinions, we must never forget the difference between rights and privileges. Many believers want to seek for their rights without appreciating the privileges. The Word of God tells us that we are saved by grace and not by works. There is nothing we can really boast about. In other words, we actually have no rights in the kingdom of God. We are only His servants or slaves. It is the privilege of the servant to serve the King of kings. It is not a right. The only right we have is bestowed by God. That is the right to become His children. It is needful to know our place in the kingdom of God lest we put ourselves too high up. God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. Rights cannot be demanded just as grace cannot be demanded. Appreciate grace before we lose it.