Acts 11: 24 Barnabas was a good man full of faith though like Paul, he didn’t do things that made him outstanding.
Barnabas didn’t earn a number of titles, but he produced many testimonies!
In fact, he is mentioned only thrice and that too in the Book of Acts.
The Bible says: “The memory of the righteous is blessed” Proverbs 10: 7 because in God’s eyes it’s not what society considers important that counts.
Barnabas is mentioned thrice in the book of Acts, concerning selling his land to help finance God’s work; Vouching for Paul’s character; Giving John Mark another chance.
A pastor at college graduates recognition day stood up and said: “One day you are going to die. When they lay you in the grave, are people going to recite the titles you earned, or will they talk about what a blessing you have been? Will you leave a mortuary card behind of how ‘important’ you were, or about people grieving the loss of the best friend they ever had?
Titles are good, but if it does come down to a choice between a title and a testimony – go for the testimony!
Pharaoh had the title, Moses had the testimony.
Nebuchadnezzar had the title, Daniel had the testimony.
Jezebel had the title, Elijah had the testimony.
Pilate had the title, but Jesus had the testimony.
It’s easy to have write-ups on Who’s Who, which will soon be forgotten, but loving acts you do that will be remembered.
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past…only what’s done for Christ will last!”