A Tribute to Dr. Myles Munroe

Dr MunroeI was greatly saddened over the sudden and tragic loss of Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth, and members of his ministry team in a recent plane crash on November 9, 2014. Although I did not know Dr. Munroe personally, through reading his books and listening to many of his lectures and sermons, I considered him a mentor.

For years, I had been wrestling with the concept of the Kingdom of God as it relates to the present-day-reality of the Christian life. I had some ideas, but I didn’t think they were really valid until I was introduced to the writings of Dr. Myles Munroe. The Lord used Dr. Munroe, along with Dr. Tony Evans and others to verify, solidify and expand some of the ideas I had formulated about the present-day-reality of the Kingdom of God.

I heard someone mention a quote from Dr. Munroe that suggested the key measurement of the value of a person’s life is not the duration but the donation! I thank God for the donation Dr. Myles Munroe made to my life and to the Body of Christ in this generation in regard to the Kingdom of God, leadership and purpose!

In closing, I am reminded of a passage in Acts 13:36 that I think is truly applicable to the life of Dr. Myles Munroe. The English Standard Version (ESV) renders it this way: “For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep. . .” I also like the New King James Translation (NKJV) which puts it (Greek scholars maintain the Greek allows for both translations to be equally valid): “For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God fell asleep. . .” Thank you Dr. Munroe for your faithful service! Take your rest now, till the morning comes!

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