Monday, June 14, 2021

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

LISTEN : God is the judge, and His judgment is right. As a matter of fact, we can’t escape our deeds. Beloved, everything you do begins a process for you – either good or bad. Your action has consequences; besides, your actions determine your reward. The Bible says,

Be not deceived; God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.

Galatians 6:7

Beloved, what you will get in the long run is determined by what you do daily with your life. The truth is, the future would be empty of pleasure and greatness if the present is full of carelessness and wastefulness. You cannot 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 will 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. The Bible says,

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Matthew 16:27

Therefore, always examine your actions and be sure that you’re in tune with God. Remember, your actions have consequences and you’ll not escape it. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Evaluate your actions and make sure they are in line with God’s will.
2. 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 goodness and godliness, knowing that, your labour is not in vain.

Prayer : Dear heavenly Father, I know You will reward everyone according to what they have done. Therefore, help me to live righteously, in Jesus’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life, receive grace to be conscious of your actions and to live to please God always, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : Guard your actions, for they are pointers to what your future becomes.

Quote : The future will be full of pains and regrets when the present is wasted in frivolities.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Elizabeth who was called barren gave birth to John the Baptist? (Luke 1:6-7,57-60).

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

Bible Quiz : What does the name “Ichabod” mean?

God bless you!

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