Saturday, November 28, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person who can find? Proverbs 20:6
Thought of The Day : Trust is an asset, and when you lose it you crash your image.
LISTEN : The world is in short supply of trustworthy people. Lots of people seem to not care about trust. What is trust? It’s firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. Faithful and reliable people are hard to find. Our verse of the day says, “Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person who can find?” (Proverbs 20:6). This implies that, a trustworthy friend is a blessing to behold. Such is a scarce commodity, but could still be found in the crowd. There are still people who value honesty, integrity and trust. My dear, trust is an asset. It is a useful and valuable thing. As a matter of fact, it is the bricks with which we build relationships and secure a future. We lose trust when we betray it; and those who betray trust might not again be entrusted with anything of value from their victims. Beloved, can you be trusted? Majority of those who profess loyalty end up betraying the trust because they lack the fear of God. (Deuteronomy 10:12,20-21). Trust is the foundation and beauty of a genuine relationship. It is the bridge that connects and guarantees stability in a relationship. Trust is a rare and unique quality possessed by those who fear God and respect the feelings of others. My dear, no one can feel safe where trust is perceived to be betrayed. The world is full of traitors, deceivers, liars, dishonest people, impostors, fraudsters, etc., who repeatedly betrayed trust because they lack the fear of God. The truth is, when our hearts are bankrupt of the fear of God, evil will dominate our motives and influence our actions. (John 8:44). We can hurt others (betray their trust) without remorse when we neglect to consider the consequences of our actions. However, we should know that when we hurt others by betraying their trust we are hurting ourselves. Life of trust is key to a secured future. So, be trustworthy, for trust is an asset. It is important to your future. Hence, when you betray it, you will disconnect yourself from your God-given future; because when you cannot be trusted you can hardly be uplifted. Beloved, trust is an asset, keep it. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Develop a trustworthy lifestyle and determine to sustain it.
2. Determine not to betray the trust reposed in you.
3. Walk in the fear of God and stop acting contrary to His will.
4. Invest in building a trustworthy lifestyle, for it will secure a future for you.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is trustworthy and ever dependable. Therefore, I will live a trustworthy life always, amen.
Prayer : Dear Lord, You are trustworthy and dependable. Help me to build a trustworthy lifestyle, and to live in fear of You, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God help you to be faithful to Him and live a trustworthy life to the glory of His name, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Those who hurt others by betraying their trust, sooner or later will realize they just hurt themselves.
Quote : “Trust is an asset and it is not built in a day. Every time you are tried, you have an opportunity to build trust.”
Today In History : November 28, 1971 The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water?
Bible Quiz : Who was referred to as the son of consolation in the Bible?
God bless you!