What’s the definition of the word “great”?
According to Merriam Webster dictionary it refers to notably large in size; remarkable in magnitude, degree or effectiveness; markedly superior in character or quality. These are just a few words to describe it.
The next question would be, is how you consider a person is great that outstands to other people?
If we try to look in the history book. Many of us would agree, that contributions in the society plays a big part of one’s greatness and sometimes we call them a “hero”.
If we try to see in the boxing career, we have a lot of names coming out about who is the “goat”. Many of us doesnt consider the character of that person. Setting aside first the skills they have whom God has given it to them.
No one is perfect right? But have we change the course of our action in time through repeated mistakes? Its all up to us.
What does the bible say about greatness?
In Mat 20:26, But whoever would be great among you must be your servant. Its something refers to serving and not to be served.
Greatness was meant to serve others.
It was not for yourself.
Manny Pacquiao had this. Aside from his passion in boxing. He also served God. He preached the word. He served the people in the Philippines as a Senator.
Why greatness is contrary to the flesh? Sometimes we think full of ourselves and let the noise in this world through “self proclaim” title that we are great. Sometimes our ears doesnt want to know the truth, cause the word of God pierced our hearts and reveal our true motive which is called “Self first” attitude.
I think Mr Manny Pacquiao embrace this “GREATNESS” and he never boast that he is great. What a humble guy he is.
And so combine w/ dictionary and the Word of God, it simply means he achieved it.
Let’s consider his attributes
1.Boxing-He used Gods gift for him to increase. Biblically in James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
2.Preacher-He has attended different speaking engagements to different churches both in the Philippines and outside, preaching the word of God. His life was a testimony dedicated to the Lord. He lead people to Christ Jesus.
3. The only 8 Division in the history ever recorded in the boxing sports.
4. The 1st and only boxer who turned congressman and now senator.
5. Build 1,000 homes for the poor. I never heard other boxers who have done that. And he will be doing so in the years to come.
Do you have other thoughts about him? Lets read your comment down.