Saturday, December 19, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : For he will repay everyone according to what that person has done. Romans 2:6

Thought of The Day : God is not ignorant of our actions. He sees and knows what we do and will give us what we’ve sowed.

LISTEN : When last did you evaluate your activities in life? Are Conscious of your actions? My dear, do you ever consider your actions? Do you know your action makes your reward. What you’ll get in the long run is determined by what you do daily with your life. Yes, the future will be empty of pleasure and fulfilment if the present is full of carelessness and wastefulness. Beloved, you can’t expect something better when you invest in evil. Couple of months ago, I told a story about an elderly carpenter from Andres Lara’s book titled, “Inspire The Sleeping Giant Within”. In this story, an elderly carpenter told his contractor of his plans to retire. The contractor asked him to build one more house as a personal favour. The carpenter agreed to do it. But, this time, he did not put his heart into his work; he used cheap materials and bad workmanship. When he finished the house, the contractor came by and told him, “Here is the key to the front door. This house is my gift to you for your years of service.” What a shock! If he had known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live the rest of his life with the guilt of his actions. My dear, think of yourself as the carpenter. Your actions have consequences. If only we could consider the consequences of our actions, we’ll be more careful with what we do or say. Our Bible verse says, “For he will repay everyone according to what that person has done.” (Romans 2:6). God will reward us according to our works. So, if you invest in evil, be prepared for harvest of sorrow and shame. And if you invest in goodness and godliness, be prepared for eternal life and bliss (Galatians 6:7; Matthew 16:27). Therefore, don’t be careless in life, rather, examine your actions regularly and stay connected to God. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Regularly access your actions and make sure they’re in line with God’s will.
2. Always be conscious of God’s judgment, and be careful with what you do with your life.
3. Have the fear of God and determine to value Him above all else.
4. Learn to invest in godliness, knowing that, your labour is not in vain.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that God will reward us in line with what we have done. Therefore, I will be conscious of my actions, amen!

Prayer : Oh God! I know you’ll reward everyone according to what they have done. Therefore, help me to live in line with your will, in Jesus’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May you be conscious of your actions and live to please God always, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : What you will get in the long run is determined by what you do daily with your life.

Quote : “The future will be full of pains and emptiness if the present is full of carelessness and wastefulness.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know no one has discovered the sepulchre (grave) of Moses after his death till today? (Deuteronomy 34:5,6).

Today In History : December 19, 1998 – President Bill Clinton is impeached. Clinton was the second president in American history to be impeached.

Stunning Fact : Did you know a giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue?

Bible Quiz : How many years did the Israelites wander in the wilderness?

God bless you!

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