The Light Daily Devotional – The Magnanimous Person
Focus: The Magnanimous Person
WORD FOR TODAY
While the vain person is more concerned about receiving the praise of men than he is about living a truly praiseworthy life, the magnanimous person seeks to do good and live an honourable life, even if he is never noticed!
“But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.” (Matthew 6:3-4 NKJV)
A virtuous man will always have this confidence that even if no one on earth notices his righteous deeds, his heavenly Father sees and will reward him. Striving for greatness is at the heart of a virtue called “magnanimity,” which means “greatness of soul.” This is the virtue by which man pursues what is great and honourable in his life, even if it is difficult.
The magnanimous person pursues greatness in proportion to his ability. He humbly takes stock of all the gifts that God has given him and seeks to use them as best as he can. Magnanimity makes a man deem himself worthy of great things in consideration of the gifts he holds from God.
It is a virtue found in simple, small, ordinary people whose sincere desire to give the best of themselves is used by God to do extraordinary things.
+ When faced with choices in life, do you tend to pursue what is most noble — what will form you in excellence and benefit others most?
Prayer: Lord! I receive the grace to live a truly praiseworthy life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Emphasis: The magnanimous person seeks to diligently follow the noble path of life!
Have an Adorable Wednesday!