Sunday, February 21, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24
Thought of The Day : Fear of God is expressed through sincere service to Him and gratitude for His mercy.
LISTEN : No one can ever hide from God. Before Him, everything is transparent. He sees everyone even though we cannot see Him with the human eyes. He sees our hearts and design our thoughts. He knows those who truly fear Him, and those who fake their loyalty to Him. He searches the heart and pays everyone according to what they have done. As a matter of fact, you cannot deceive God. The Bible says,
“I the LORD search the heart,
I try the reins, even to give every man
according to his ways, and according
to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:10
Beloved, do you fear God? Do you serve Him heartily? God does not accept any kind of worship or service. He accepts true worship – worship in spirit and truth. It means that our service must be reasonable enough to God, else, it would not be acceptable. The Bible says,
“Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters,
by the mercies of God, to present your bodies
as a sacrifice – alive, holy, and pleasing to God – which
is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 (NET)
Our reasonable service to God is to fully surrender our hearts to Him. If God cannot have our hearts, nothing about us can make sense to Him. As a matter of fact, you cannot fear and serve God if your heart is somewhere else. Those who think they have alternative to God cannot sincerely fear, honour and serve Him. But those who serve and fear Him in sincerity would enjoy the power of His presence. He would reveal His purpose and covenant to them. The Bible says,
“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him;
and he will show them his covenant.” Psalms 25:14.
Beloved, no matter the circumstances, just love, fear, honour and serve God with all your heart. Remember, fear of God is expressed through sincere service to Him and gratitude for His mercy. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Fear God and serve Him with all your heart.
2. Be grateful for all the goodness of God towards you.
3. Never do what will undermined God or despise His word.
4. Be mindful of your actions and never dishonour God by your words.
Prayer : Eternal God, You’re the Creator of the universe. I would forever fear and revere You in Jesus ’ name, amen.
Reflection : God is above humans’ tricks; He knows those who fear Him, and those who fake their loyalty to Him.
Quote : “Our reasonable service to God is to fully surrender our hearts to Him. If God cannot have our hearts, nothing about us can make sense to Him.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Bathuel was the father of Rebecca?
Today In History : February 21, 1973, Israeli fighter planes shot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 over the Sinai Desert, killing all but five of the 113 people on board.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the world’s largest airplane weighs nearly 600 tons?
Bible Quiz : Who was the father of Noah?
God bless you!