Sunday, August 8, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse of The Day : He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. John 1:10
Thought of The Day : The height of foolishness is to not recognise and respect one’s source of life.
LISTEN : It’s a costly mistake to forget or despise our source of life. God is the source of life. We have no life without Him. The life we have in His Son Jesus Christ is the life of God. The Bible says,
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being…”
Through Jesus Christ God came into the world to live with mortal man (Matthew 1:23). Our verse of the day says,
“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”
He (Jesus Christ) was in the world. What a privilege to mankind! When He was here, He walked the earth mending lives. He healed the sick and the oppressed; fed the hungry; raised the dead; helped the poor; forgave sinners; tutored and impact lives; performed remarkable miracles, signs and wonders to the blessing of humanity and the glory of God; opened the door of salvation to sinners; healed the brokenhearted; comforted the bereaved. The list goes on and on. When Christ came to the world God came by Him. His name is EMMANUEL – God with us. The Bible says,
“To know, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself…”
2 Corinthians 5:19
God sacrificed Christ Jesus because He created the world and everything in it. His love for us took Christ to the cross and revealed to us that, God is the source of our true life, and this life could only be found in His Son Jesus Christ. Sadly, the world don’t know Him. What a costly mistake to be ignorant of God’s means of salvation – Jesus Christ. Beloved, to reject or despise Jesus Christ is the height of foolishness and ignorance. It’s a huge insult from humanity to divinity. So, let’s wake up from our spiritual slumber and welcome Christ into our lives today. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Never forget that God is the source of our existence.
2. Don’t live in ignorance of who Christ is, rather, determine to know more of Him.
3. Embrace Christ Jesus the Saviour sent from God and be saved.
4. Acknowledge Christ Jesus as the Master, redeemer and hope of humanity.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank You for Your words today. I acknowledged that Jesus Christ was in the world, and the world was made through Him, but the world knew Him not. I’m glad because your mercy found me. Therefore, help me to serve and love you always, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today, receive wisdom and understanding of who Christ Jesus truly is. Henceforth, the grace to know Him more and more is released to you, in Jesus ’ name, amen!
Reflection : God is the source of life; and we have no life without Him.
Quote : “To reject or despise Jesus Christ is the height of foolishness and ignorance. It’s a huge insult from humanity to divinity.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the name of Moses’s father was Amram? (Exodus 6:20).
Stunning Fact : Did you know, Elephant’s calves can stand within 20 mins after birth, and can walk within 1 hour?
Bible Quiz : How old was Adam when he died?
God bless you!