God’s Servant Vindicated
C. H. Spurgeon once said that he had one blind eye and one deaf ear and that they were the best ear and eye that he had. He meant that we are far better off not to pay any attention to the complainers. And in the case of a servant of the Lord, God’s protection and vindication is promised: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD”. (Isaiah 54:17).
Travelers in the northern lane of ocean traffic have frequently observed icebergs traveling in one direction in spite of the fact that strong winds are blowing the opposite way. The icebergs often move against the wind. The explanation is that the great bergs, with eight-ninths of their hulk under the waters, are caught in the grip of mighty currents that carry them forward no matter which way the winds blow.
So the dedicated Christian leader has the greater part of his being thrust down into the will of God. The currents of God’s will move him toward righteousness no matter how the winds of passing opinion blow.
When you know you are in God’s will, pay no heed to the detractors. Keep moving ahead. Shrug off the criticism. God’s work must be done and there is not time to be diverted from the task by the small ones who grumble and complain.
Keep on for Jesus.
He will vindicate His own.