Sunday, December 13, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 1 Corinthians 15:19
Thought of The Day : It is disappointing and miserable to profess Christ, yet, anchor one’s hope only in this fleeting world.
LISTEN: Life is good, isn’t it? Truly it is, but life outside God is a mirage and a complete misappropriation of your God-given time and misuse of the opportunity to spend eternity with Him. My dear, life is short and the world is passing away, hence, to live just for this present life is to be eternally miserable. Those who live their lives without God must expect extreme pain, distress, woe and destruction in eternity. Beloved, are you a believer in Christ Jesus? Do you believe Jesus Christ beyond this present life? Do you believe Him beyond your quest for healing, miracle, job, marriage, childbirth, health, etc.? As believers, we should cease to live ungodly lifestyles, or act wickedly towards others. We should walk in the fear of God, and have respect for human lives. We should not allow the so-called pleasures of this life take the place of God in our hearts. We should not give up on Christ or deny Him in the face of tribulations, persecution or trials. It’s disappointing and miserable to profess love for Christ, yet, anchor one’s hope only in this world. Beloved, we should not limit our hope to this present world. It’s quite unreasonable to serve God, but put our hope in this world. The Bible says, “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable ” (1Cor. 15:19). When you live just for what the world can offer you, surely, you’ll be miserable hereafter. Therefore, learn to spend your time, energy, resources, etc., on things that have eternal value. Always hunger for God; for anyone who will wish for a blissful future with God must learn to hunger for righteousness. (Matthew 5:6). Remember, if you aren’t living for God, then, your life is not worth it. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Never put your hope in this life because the world is not reliable.
2. Learn to spend your time, energy, resources, etc., on things with eternal values.
3. Don’t give up on Christ or deny Him when faced with trials, instead, trust Him more and more.
4. Develop an unquenchable hunger for God and His word.
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that life, no matter how sweet is worthless without God. Therefore, I will follow God as long as I live, amen!
Prayer : Dear Lord, You’re loving and caring, and Your desire is to save humanity. Therefore, I would live in line with your will, now and forever, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today I speak on your life, may your hope not end in this life or render you miserable, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Those who live just for what the world can offer them, will be miserable and endlessly tormented in eternity.
Quote : “Life without God is a mirage and a complete misappropriation of one’s earthly time and opportunity.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Noah is the son of Lamech? (Genesis 5 : 30).
Today In History : December 13, 2003 Sadam Hussein Captured.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body?
Bible Quiz : Who killed a lion and bear in the Bible?
God bless you!