Who is Matthias?
I didn't know about hime either until a couple of weeks ago but I really like this guy. He is written about in the books of Acts.
Let me give you some background information:
Matthias comes into the picture because Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, had committed suicide. Jesus at this point was in heaven and the disciples were looking to fill Judas' spot. The Bible says they searched for someone who had been with them from the time Jesus was baptized by John until the day He went to heaven.
Did you ever think that it wasn't just Jesus and the 12 disciples? It was a team of people. Helpers. The unnoticed ones. But seriously, who do you think cooked for all 13 men? It couldn't have been the disciples because they always seemed to have some type of something / drama going on. It had to be this team of people that went along side Jesus and the disciples.
You know who was on that team of people who went around where Jesus went?
Matthias. He was there.
You don't read in the book of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John what a faithful accompaniment he was. You don't read that he served. You don't read that he left whatever life he had to follow Jesus.
But you know what? God saw.
Acts 2:24, 26 says, "And they prayed, and said, Thou Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen....and the lot fell upon Matthias."
God saw Matthias. More importantly than Matthias, God saw his heart. He saw His faithfulness and God honored that. He became an apostle.
And that spoke to my heart. I can fill my life with so many things and can seek the approval of so many people but the one thing that matters most is that I'm faithful to God because He sees.
So at the end of the day I want to encourage both me and you to be faithful to God. It doesn't matter if men see. It doesn't matter if you are honored like you think you should. Just be faithful to serving Christ and God will reward you in due time.
Happy Friday, friends! What are your weekend plans? Had you ever heard about Matthias before?