Today, wide scale approval or public consensus are often used as measures of validation. Though they are not considered as that important in the pages of the Bible.

In fact, the Biblical record suggests that God has tended to work with a "remnant" of the "insignificant" to achieve His purpose as a demonstration of His grace and mercy - and not of any inherent ability we may possess.

More often than not, our own natural abilities and favourable circumstances become a source of pride and a hindrance to our "walk with God".