I’m talking episode 263 for April 30th, 2023.
This is Joel from the I’m Talking microcast, where I share my thoughts on a topic that has piqued my interest this past week.
This week, we’re talking noble.
This week, I want to start out with the definition so that we’re all on the same page.
And the first definition that I came across for noble is a hereditary title because you are in a family or born into a family that has some, some kind of title.
So whether king or queen or emperor, whatever it is.
And so you become noble in that sense, hereditarily.
The other thing I saw, the other definition I saw that I really like for this podcast is having or showing high moral principles.
And that’s where I’m going to spend most of my time.
The world we live in knows nobility, maybe not in America as much as other places, but even in America, we have those families where we might not call them noble, but they stand out.
Maybe the Kennedys would be an example.
There might be other ones that come to your mind.
If you live in other countries that have kings like the United Kingdom with a queen and a king, those kinds of things, then you also have an idea of noble.
And I think in the world that we live, we think of nobility as a higher, a higher standard.
We expect those people to be different than us.
We expect those people to behave themselves, maybe different than the rest of the world.
We expect more of them.
And the world that we live in knows that nobility carries a weight.
And therein lies the challenge for those of us who call ourselves Christians.
Make no bones about it, Christians, when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, when you have God as your Father, you are noble.
You call the King of Kings and Lord of Lords your Father, your Heavenly Father.
And because of that, we are children of a king, and that makes us noble.
Kind of in a hereditary sense, but absolutely in a high moral principle sense.
And not just showing, but actually having.
That’s an interesting part of the definition.
They say both of those words, showing and having.
So you can look noble, but not necessarily be noble.
And the challenge for us as Christians is to actually be noble, to recognize that as children of a king, we carry a weight in the eyes of the world.
We are to be different.
We are to model Jesus Christ.
We are to be a people that draw others to Him.
And how do we do that?
We have to be servants.
That is what Jesus taught His disciples.
That is what the Bible teaches us.
And as noble servants, we can continue to live to bring glory to God.
Until next week, this is Joel from the I’m Talking Microcast.